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: 
Susan Ware
Reviewer: 
Jennifer D. McDaid

McDaid on Ware, 'Letter to the World: Seven Women Who Shaped the American Century'

Susan Ware. Letter to the World: Seven Women Who Shaped the American Century. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1998. xxiv + 344 pp. $25.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-393-04652-6.

Reviewed by Jennifer D. McDaid (Library of Virginia) Published on H-SAWH (April, 1999)

Twentieth-Century Women's Lives

Author: 
Leslie A. Schwalm
Reviewer: 
Michelle A. Krowl

Krowl on Schwalm, 'A Hard Fight for We: Women's Transition from Slavery to Freedom in South Carolina'

Leslie A. Schwalm. A Hard Fight for We: Women's Transition from Slavery to Freedom in South Carolina. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1997. xiii + 394 pp. $27.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-06630-6; $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-02259-3.

Reviewed by Michelle A. Krowl Published on H-SAWH (April, 1999)

Author: 
Julia Cherry Spruill
Reviewer: 
Julie Richter

Richter on Spruill, 'Women's Life and Work in the Southern Colonies'

Julia Cherry Spruill. Women's Life and Work in the Southern Colonies. New York and London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1998. xviii + 426 pp. $14.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-393-31758-9.

Reviewed by Julie Richter (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation) Published on H-SAWH (March, 1999)

Author: 
Virginia Meacham Gould, ed.
Reviewer: 
Martha Jane Brazy

Brazy on Gould, 'Chained to the Rock of Adversity: To Be Free, Black & Female in the Old South'

Virginia Meacham Gould, ed. Chained to the Rock of Adversity: To Be Free, Black & Female in the Old South. Athens and London: University of Georgia Press, 1998. liv + 96 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-2083-0; $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-1996-4.

Reviewed by Martha Jane Brazy (Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) Published on H-SAWH (February, 1999)

Author: 
Elizabeth R. Varon
Reviewer: 
Anne Sarah Rubin

Rubin on Varon, 'We Mean to Be Counted: White Women and Politics in Antebellum Virginia'

Elizabeth R. Varon. We Mean to Be Counted: White Women and Politics in Antebellum Virginia. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1998. x + 234 pp. ISBN 978-0-8078-2390-3.

Reviewed by Anne Sarah Rubin (Department of History, American University) Published on H-SAWH (January, 1999)

Petitioners, Partisans, and Patriots: White Women Embrace Politics in Antebellum Virginia

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