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Scarlett's Sisters: Young Women in the Old South

Anya Jabour


This book explores the meaning of nineteenth-century southern womanhood from the vantage point of the celebrated fictional characters' flesh-and-blood counterparts: young, elite, white women. It demonstrates that southern girls and young women faced a major turning point when the Civil War forced them to assume new roles and responsibilities as independent women. Examining the lives of more than 300 girls and women between ages fifteen and twenty-five, the book traces the socialization of southern white ladies from early adolescence through young adulthood. It shows that, amidst the upheaval o ... More

Keywords: white women, Civil War, socialization, adolescence, adulthood, white supremacy, male dominance, Confederate independence, southern womanhood, slave labor

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780807831014
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807887646_jabour


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anya Jabour, author