The H-SAWH network focuses on the history of women and gender in the U.S. South.

It is sponsored by the Southern Association for Women Historians and co-sponsored by H-Net, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies.

Recent Content

Author: 
Susanna Delfino, Michele Gillespie, eds.
Reviewer: 
Kathleen Blain Roberts

Roberts on Delfino and Gillespie, 'Neither Lady nor Slave: Working Women of the Old South'


Susanna Delfino, Michele Gillespie, eds. Neither Lady nor Slave: Working Women of the Old South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. viii + 324 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5410-5; $65.00 (library), ISBN 978-0-8078-2735-2.

Reviewed by Kathleen Blain Roberts (Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Published on H-SAWH (March, 2003)

Author: 
Lu Ann Jones
Reviewer: 
Jeanette Keith

Keith on Jones, 'Mama Learned Us to Work: Farm Women in the New South'


Lu Ann Jones. Mama Learned Us to Work: Farm Women in the New South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. xiv + 272 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5384-9; $60.00 (library), ISBN 978-0-8078-2716-1.

Reviewed by Jeanette Keith (Department of History, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania)
Published on H-SAWH (February, 2003)

Always Poor, Never Hungry

Author: 
Sharla M. Fett
Reviewer: 
Susan L. Smith

Smith on Fett, 'Working Cures: Healing, Health, and Power on Southern Slave Plantations'


Sharla M. Fett. Working Cures: Healing, Health, and Power on Southern Slave Plantations. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. xiii + 290 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5378-8; $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2709-3.

Reviewed by Susan L. Smith (Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta, Canada)
Published on H-SAWH (November, 2002)

Author: 
Judith T. Bainbridge
Reviewer: 
Marcia Synnott

Synnott on Bainbridge, 'Academy and College: The History of the Woman's College at Furman University'


Judith T. Bainbridge. Academy and College: The History of the Woman's College at Furman University. Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2001. xiii + 290 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-86554-736-0.

Reviewed by Marcia Synnott (Department of History, University of South Carolina)
Published on H-SAWH (October, 2002)

A Forgotten Chapter in Southern Women's Higher Education

Author: 
Angela Boswell
Reviewer: 
Kelly McMichael Stott

Stott on Boswell, 'Her Act and Deed: Women's Lives in a Rural Southern County, 1837-1873'


Angela Boswell. Her Act and Deed: Women's Lives in a Rural Southern County, 1837-1873. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2001. xii + 224 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58544-128-0.

Reviewed by Kelly McMichael Stott (Department of History, Texas Christian University)
Published on H-SAWH (August, 2002)

Rural Texas Women's Lives: Reality or Ideal?

Rural Texas Women's Lives: Reality or Ideal?

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