Engendering Whiteness: White Women and Colonialism in Barbados and North Carolina, 1627-1865 Cecily Jones

ISBN: 9780719064326

Published: August 15th 2007

Hardcover

272 pages


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Engendering Whiteness: White Women and Colonialism in Barbados and North Carolina, 1627-1865  by  Cecily Jones

Engendering Whiteness: White Women and Colonialism in Barbados and North Carolina, 1627-1865 by Cecily Jones
August 15th 2007 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 272 pages | ISBN: 9780719064326 | 6.70 Mb

Engendering Whiteness draws on a wide variety of sources including property deeds, wills, court transcripts, and interrogates the ways in which white women could be simultaneously socially positioned within plantation societies as both agents and asMoreEngendering Whiteness draws on a wide variety of sources including property deeds, wills, court transcripts, and interrogates the ways in which white women could be simultaneously socially positioned within plantation societies as both agents and as victims.

It also reveals the strategies deployed by elite and poor white women in these societies to resist their gendered subordination, to challenge the ideological and social constraints that sought to restrict their lives to the private domestic sphere, to protect the limited rights afforded to them, to secure independent livelihoods, and to create meaningful existences.

A fascinating study that will be welcomed by historians of imperialism as well as scholars of gender history and womens studies.



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