Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Jane Turner Censer, The Reconstruction of White Southern Womanhood, 1865-1895

Censer, Jane Turner (Fellow, 1983-84)

Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2022

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