Examples, taken both from Jordan-Lake's own archival research and from familiar sources, show that "relations between white and black women in the novels bear not the slightest resemblance to those of slaveholding women's private writings" (p. 104). "White [Southern] women's voices in the historical record resound with fears of slave insurrection and husbands' infidelities; resentment over arduous physical labor, overwhelming administrative duties; and their own limited opportunities and profound uncertainties regarding the ethics of slavery itself" (p. 97).
|Original language||English GB|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Journal of American History|
|State||Published - 2006|
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