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: 
Nat Brandt, Yanna Brandt
Reviewer: 
Giselle Roberts

Roberts on Brandt and Brandt, 'In the Shadow of the Civil War: Passmore Williamson and the Rescue of Jane Johnson'

Nat Brandt, Yanna Brandt. In the Shadow of the Civil War: Passmore Williamson and the Rescue of Jane Johnson. University of South Carolina Press, 2007. 224. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57003-687-3.

Reviewed by Giselle Roberts Published on H-SAWH (January, 2009) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Contesting Slavery

Author: 
Rebecca J. Fraser
Reviewer: 
Victoria Ott

Ott on Fraser, 'Courtship and Love among the Enslaved in North Carolina'

Rebecca J. Fraser. Courtship and Love among the Enslaved in North Carolina. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2007. x + 137 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-934110-07-2.

Reviewed by Victoria Ott Published on H-SAWH (January, 2009) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Love and Resistance in the Slave Community

Author: 
Micki McElya
Reviewer: 
Gail Murray

Murray on McElya, 'Clinging to Mammy: The Faithful Slave in Twentieth-century America'

Micki McElya. Clinging to Mammy: The Faithful Slave in Twentieth-century America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007. 322 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-02433-5.

Reviewed by Gail Murray Published on H-SAWH (November, 2008) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

A Thick Description of the Mammy Stereotype

Author: 
Scott Kaufman
Reviewer: 
Jeannette Cockroft

Cockroft on Kaufman, 'Rosalynn Carter: Equal Partner in the White House'

Scott Kaufman. Rosalynn Carter: Equal Partner in the White House. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2007. xi + 206 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1544-5.

Reviewed by Jeannette Cockroft Published on H-SAWH (November, 2008) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

A Southern First Lady Redefines the Role

Author: 
Lorrai Schuyler
Reviewer: 
Jessica Brannon-Wranosky

Brannon-Wranosky on Schuyler, 'Weight of Their Votes'

Lorrai Schuyler. Weight of Their Votes. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. 336 pp. Illustrations, maps, tables. $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5776-2.

Reviewed by Jessica Brannon-Wranosky Published on H-SAWH (November, 2008) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

A Spark or a Fire?

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