Gender, Race and Family in Nineteenth Century America

From Northern Woman to Plantation Mistress

  • Authors
  • Rebecca J. Fraser

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)

Table of contents

  1. Rebecca J. Fraser
    Pages 71-102
  2. Rebecca J. Fraser
    Pages 134-159
  3. Rebecca J. Fraser
    Pages 160-166
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 167-218

About this book


Sarah Hicks Williams was the northern-born wife of an antebellum slaveholder. Rebecca Fraser traces her journey as she relocates to Clifton Grove, the Williams' slaveholding plantation, presenting her with complex dilemmas as she reconciled her new role as plantation mistress to the gender script she had been raised with in the North.


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