Out of the house of bondage: The transformation of the plantation household



© Thavolia Glymph 2008. This book views the plantation household as a site of production where competing visions of gender were wielded as weapons in class struggles between black and white women. Mistresses were powerful beings in the hierarchy of slavery rather than powerless victims of the same patriarchal system responsible for the oppression of the enslaved. Glymph challenges popular depictions of plantation mistresses as "friends" and "allies" of slaves and sheds light on the political importance of ostensible private struggles, and on the political agendas at work in framing the domestic as private and household relations as personal.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Glymph, T

Published Date

  • January 1, 2003

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 279

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780521879019

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/CBO9780511812491

Citation Source

  • Scopus