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The Free Women of Petersburg: Status and Culture in a Southern Town, 1784-1860

 
 
 
 
The Free Women of Petersburg: Status and Culture in a Southern Town, 1784-1860
Author: Suzanne Lebsock
ISBN 13: 9780393952643
ISBN 10: 393952649
Edition: Revised ed.
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 1985-08-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $12.95
 
 

In this book, which has important implications for our vision of the female past, Suzanne Lebsock examines the question, Did the position of women in America deteriorate or improve in the first half of the nineteenth century?