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 post-Civil War transformations in private and public life. She illustrates how 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 beyond 1877 and involved all southerners and every aspect of life.
 
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