Gendered Strife and Confusion: The Political Culture of Reconstruction
by Laura F. Edwards
University of Illinois Press, 1997
Cloth: 978-0-252-02297-5 | Paper: 978-0-252-06600-9
Library of Congress Classification HQ1438.S63E35 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.3097309034

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Exploring the gendered dimension of political conflicts, Laura Edwards links transformations in private and public life in the era following the Civil War. Ideas about men's and women's roles within households shaped the ways groups of southerners—elite and poor, whites and blacks, Democrats and Republicans—envisioned the public arena and their own places in it. By using those on the margins to define the center, Edwards demonstrates that Reconstruction was a complicated process of conflict and negotiation that lasted long beyond 1877 and involved all southerners and every aspect of life.
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