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A hard fight for we : women's transition from slavery to freedom in South Carolina / Leslie A. Schwalm.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Anderson Main Library SC 975.7004 Schwalm Leslie (Text) 23679558 Adult SC Archives Storage -
Anderson - Anderson Main Library SC R 975.7004 Schwalm Leslie (Text) 24163339 Adult SC Reference Available -
Beaufort - Beaufort Branch 306.36212 SCH (Text) 0530001655253 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Beaufort District Collection SC 975.7 SCH 1997 (Text) 0530001087473 Beaufort District Collection - Reference Available -
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch 306.36212 SCH (Text) 0530005629303 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch REC 306.36212 SCH (Text) 0530005630426 Adult Reconstruction Collection Available -
Colleton - Main Library SO. CAR. R 975.7 Schwalm, Leslie A. (Text) 3010208881 Adult SC Reference Available -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch 975.70049 SCH (Text) 30018001228671 Adult SC Collection Available -
Florence - Lake City Branch 975.7 S (Text) 33172003684139 Adult South Carolina Reference Available -
South Carolina State Library 975.7 SCHW (Text) 0010102442612 Adult SC Collection Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780252022593
  • ISBN: 0252022599
  • ISBN: 9780252066306
  • ISBN: 0252066308
  • Physical Description: xiii, 394 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [1997]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-382) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
"Women always did this work" : slave women and plantation labor -- "Ties to bind them all together" : the social and reproductive labor of slave women -- "A hard fight for we" : slave women and the Civil War -- "Without mercy" : the end of war and the final destruction of lowcountry slavery -- "The simple act of emancipation : the first year of freedom -- "In their own way" -- women and work in the postbellum South -- "And so to establish family relations" : race, gender, and family in the postbellum crisis of free labor.
Summary, etc.:
"Focusing on slave women on the rice plantations of lowcountry South Carolina, Leslie Schwalm offers a thoroughly researched account of their vital roles in antebellum plantation life and in the wartime collapse of slavery, and their efforts as freedwomen to recover from the impact of war while redefining life and labor in the postbellum period." -- publisher
Subject: Women slaves > South Carolina > History > 19th century.
Plantation life > South Carolina > History > 19th century.
Slaves > Emancipation > South Carolina.
African American women > South Carolina > History > 19th century.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) > South Carolina.
South Carolina > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.

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