Censer, Jane Turner (Fellow, 1983-84)
From the publisher's description:
This impressively researched book tells the important but little-known story of elite southern white women's successful quest for a measure of self-reliance and independence between antebellum strictures and the restored patriarchy of Jim Crow. Profusely illustrated with the experiences of fascinating women in Virginia and North Carolina, it presents a compelling new chapter in the history of American women and of the South.
Subjects: Gender and Sexuality; History;; Jim Crow Laws; American History; Reconstruction; Women