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Our Common Affairs: Texts from Women in the Old South Hardcover – September 18, 1996


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press (September 18, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801853060
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801853067
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,400,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"In a concise and thorough introduction, Cashin introduces her theme of a distinct though subjugated culture populated by the mostly well-to-do wives and daughters of plantation owners, merchants, doctors, and lawyers. Under the headings of Work, Family, Friendship, Race, Public Life, and Secession, she allows the women to tell their own stories... The letters and diaries are hard to put aside." -- Washington Post Book World

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The documents that make up Our Common Affairs emphasize the pressing daily responsibilities these women faced and reveal their authors as flawed, complex, and wholly different from the stereotypes of Southern women that persist in the popular imagination.

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