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Southern Women The Trials and Tribulations What do you think of when asked about the antebellum southern colonies Most would call to mind the practice of slavery or perhaps the abundance of cash crops raised on large plantations What people have overlooked for many generations are the women of this society The antebellum south provided few opportunities for women of either black or white descent They were expected to be submissive home bodies and depending on race and social status anything from a field worker to helping manage the daily running of a plantation If you were a white women it is likely you lived a isolated existence due to the rural ways of the antebellum south If you were a slave women life was better in ways but your stability and personal safety was always in question due to the nature of slavery In either situation southern women lived a hard life that wasnt often known about or completely understood The life of southern women is chronicled by Sally G McMillen in her book Southern Women Black and White in the Old South The following is brief review of the this book In the life of southern women the most important thing for you to do was to marry and maintain a family For elite white women and working class white women in the south the family was a closely knit network that was depended on for many things It provided them with support in times of need and the majority of their social life Courtship and marriage was expected of all southern women Marriage usually took place for white women by the age of twenty Suitors were normally drawn from those of equal social class in neighboring towns or it was also common practice to marry close cousins Family life for the black slaves was a little different They tended to be larger with more families located together on the large plantations Women
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