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by Christine Jacobson Carter


Southern Single Blessedness is an important study of an overlooked topic.

Southern Single Blessedness is an important study of an overlooked topic. Christine Jacobson Carter shifts the focus of southern women's history from plantation mistresses enclosed within plantation households, isolated in rural outposts, and limited by societal restrictions, to urban spinsters who were integral to the family circle, sustained by same-sex relationships, and at the center of a vital network of female associations.

By Christine Jacobson Carter. The ostensible focus of this volume is unmarried, especially never-married, affluent women of the Antebellum urban South

By Christine Jacobson Carter. The ostensible focus of this volume is unmarried, especially never-married, affluent women of the Antebellum urban South. Urban areas, which in this framework are limited to Savannah and Charleston, provide the critical mass of women (p. 26) needed for a never-married society. Wealth facilitates both independence and documentation. Unfortunately, due to limited primary sources, this focus often becomes an ideal.

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Women - Southern States - History - 19th century, Women - Southern States - Social conditions - 19th century, Single women - Southern States - History - 19th century, Single women - South Carolina - Charleston - History - 19th century, Single women - Georgia. Introduction : "more purity and active goodness" - "Upon those shady banks- to stand and view the busy world" : unmarried women's antebellum Savannah and Charleston - "A glory such as marriage never gave" : the literature and ideology of urban southern single blessedness - "At home where I am a very important personage" : dutiful daughters, single sisters, and maiden.

Southern Single Blessedness : Unmarried Women in the Urban South, 1800-1865. Part of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality in American History Series). by Christine Jacobson Carter. In this engaging study, Christine Jacobson Carter uncovers the fruitful and interesting lives of single women-and the attitudes toward them-in the bustling urban centers of nineteenth-century Savannah and Charleston. Carter's focus is on educated, financially secure white women who joined in the culture's celebration of domesticity even though they had not married.

Christine Jacobson Carter’s work, Southern Single Blessedness: Unmarried Women .

Christine Jacobson Carter’s work, Southern Single Blessedness: Unmarried Women in the Urban South, 1800-1865, considers urban spinsters who, for various reasons, chose not to marry. Carter finds that these women negotiated meaningful roles for themselves within southern urban environments. These women upheld the concept of single blessedness, as-serting that a woman could be of value without marriage. Carter limits her study to single women in Charleston and Savannah, South Carolina, arguing that these cities provided multiple avenues through which southern women contributed to their communities.

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In this engaging study, Christine Jacobson Carter uncovers the fruitful and interesting lives of single women--and the attitudes toward them--in the bustling urban centers of nineteenth-century Savannah and Charleston.

Carter's focus is on educated, financially secure white women who joined in the culture's celebration of domesticity even though they had not married. Making effective use of contemporary fiction, advice literature, diaries, and letters to, from, and about single women, Carter shows that such women valued independence and female friendships and were in turn valued for family and community service. She also explores their attitudes toward personal fulfillment, the relationships that sustained (and sometimes tormented) them, and the impact of the Civil War as well as the southern and urban aspects of their public and private identities.

Southern Single Blessedness: Unmarried Women in the Urban South, 1800-1865 (Women in American History) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0252076312

ISBN: 0252076311

Author: Christine Jacobson Carter

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: University of Illinois Press; 1st edition (January 7, 2009)

Pages: 240 pages

ePUB size: 1986 kb

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