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By Thavolia Glymph | Comments: ( 154 ) | Date: ( May 27, 2020 )

The plantation household was, first and foremost, a site of production This fundamental fact has generally been overshadowed by popular and scholarly images of the plantation household as the source of slavery s redeeming qualities, where gentle mistresses ministered to loyal slaves This book recounts a very different story The very notion of a private sphere, as diThe plantation household was, first and foremost, a site of production This fundamental fact has generally been overshadowed by popular and scholarly images of the plantation household as the source of slavery s redeeming qualities, where gentle mistresses ministered to loyal slaves This book recounts a very different story The very notion of a private sphere, as divorced from the immoral excesses of chattel slavery as from the amoral logic of market laws, functioned to conceal from public scrutiny the day to day struggles between enslaved women and their mistresses, subsumed within a logic of patriarchy One of emancipation s unsung consequences was precisely the exposure to public view of the unbridgeable social distance between the women on whose labor the plantation household relied and the women who employed them This is a story of race and gender, nation and citizenship, freedom and bondage in the nineteenth century South a big abstract story that is composed of equally big personal stories.


  • Title: Out of the House of Bondage
  • Author: Thavolia Glymph
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Thavolia Glymph

Thavolia Glymph is an associate professor of history and African and African American studies at Duke University where she teaches courses on slavery, the U.S South, emancipation, Reconstruction, and African American women s history She is the author of Out of the House of Bondage The Transformation of the Plantation Household 2008 and a coeditor of two volumes of Freedom A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861 1867 Ser 1, Vols 1 and 3, 1985 and 1990 , a part of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project from oah lectures lecturers



Comments Out of the House of Bondage

  • Dave

    Historian Thavolia Glymph disabuses us of all of those stereotypes of the quiet, demure plantation mistress of the antebellum and Civil war era. Gone With the Wind, this ain't. Instead, through painstaking research, she paints a picture of women who, like their husbands in the fields, ruled their slaves with violence and threats - even murder. It's not a pretty picture. What's much more appealing is the later chapters when the slave women have been freed, and now perform some of the same service [...]


  • Chloe

    I wanted to say that I really enjoyed reading this book, but enjoyed isn't quite the right word for it. It's an academic book about a heavy subject, and it could be difficult to read about the ways black women were treated and ways in which white women thought about black women. At the same time, I really valued how Glymph analyzed interracial relationships in the antebellum and post-war South, and hearing the voices and stories of women who lived in that era, white and black alike, was chilling [...]


  • Eb Daniels

    With a provocative thesis supported by little evidence, Dr. Thavolia Glymph's efforts to both reshape standard theories about women during the antebellum period & the War Between the States while also exploring racial power dynamics in private spheres do little to convince. Her obviously agenda-driven arguments rely over-much on a paucity of primary research, and too much of the already small book is taken up rehashing gender theory and secondary works which obscure, rather than illuminate, [...]


  • Amanda

    Thavolia Glymph analyzes the power relations between black and white southern women within the plantation household in the antebellum, Civil War, and immediately post-Civil War American South utilizing primarily slave narratives/interviews and the diaries and letters of white mistresses.Glymph narrows her focus severely to only relationship between black and white women in traditional plantation households in the American South. It was surprising to see the illogical conclusions white mistresses [...]


  • Sarah

    It's a really interesting book, I had quite a good time going through it considering it was assigned material for class. It is an academic and analytic book, so it tends to get into theory and use obnoxious academic-speak, which can get a little tiresome. And while Glymph's analysis was interesting and, I think, well-supported by her arguments, I do wish there had been more focus on the primary sources and less of her interpretation. The actual words of the black and white women were SO interest [...]


  • Mary Rose

    Glymph makes a convincing argument about the political nature of plantation households in the US South before and after the Civil War. In her narrative women are not solely figures of the "private sphere," removed from the political contexts of the worlds around them. Slave holding women were as much agents of violence as their husbands were. As mistresses and freedwomen negotiated emancipation and the transition from master-slave relations to employer-employee relations, they transformed the pl [...]


  • Chris Cook

    This is a disturbing book, but very well researched and written. Southern belles weren't quite as belle like as they'd like to have us believe, it seems. And the enslaved were not so passive in their resistance antebellum and postbellum, either. This book puts slaveholders and slaves in a whole new light.


  • Amanda

    Great book. Really challenges the historiography and confronts a lot of myths about antebellum and postbellum South and white plantation women.


  • Ofa Fotu

    Well supported research that celebrates the grit of the black American woman through slavery and the transition to free-women. Follows through interviews and the journals of the mistresses who tried to own them. The book follows evidence and that evidence pushes against old tropes and narratives surrounding the southern bells and the plantations. Leads in well to the kind of systematic issues we continue to have as a nation regarding race and power.


  • Angela Juline

    I had written a long reviewbut then my computer crashed. Basically, I felt like I was reading a well researched dissertation, but without a lot of deep analysis. I truly had to work to read it - not because it was heavy, but because it was so random at times. I consider it a victory to have finished.


  • Kara

    The theme of this book was interesting and thought-provoking, but the writing is really scholarly, I guess. It took me a long time to read, but was worth the effort.


  • Vanessa

    An excellent study of women on both sides of slavey in the south. Works hard to dispel the myths of the kind, sympathetic plantation master. The footnotes/bibliography are amazing to mine for new reads as well.


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