Southern Honor: Ethics and Behavior in the Old South

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Oxford University Press, 1983 - 597 עמודים
A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award, hailed in The Washington Post as ""a work of enormous imagination and enterprise"" and in The New York Times as ""an important, original book,"" Southern Honor revolutionized our understanding of the antebellum South, revealing how Southern men adopted an ancient honor code that shaped their society from top to bottom. Using legal documents, letters, diaries, and newspaper columns, Wyatt-Brown offers fascinating examples to illuminate the dynamics of Southern life throughout the antebellum period. He describes how Southern whites.
 

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Bertram Wyatt-Brown’s Southern Honor: Ethics and Behavior in the Old South explores Southerners’ understandings of honor and how that affected their lives and society. The book speaks to cultural ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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Honor in Literary Perspective
3
Primal Honor Valor Blood and Bonding
25
Primal Honor The Tensions of Patriarchy
62
Gentility
88
Fathers Mothers and Progeny
117
Male Youth and Honor
149
A Young Mans Career Cultural and Familial Limits
175
Strategies of Courtship and Marriage
199
Status Law and Sexual Misconduct
292
Personal Strategies and Community Life Hospitality Gambling and Combat
327
Honor Shame and Justice in a Slavocracy
362
Policing Slave Society Insurrectionary Scares
402
Charivari and Lynch Law
435
The Anatomy of a WifeKilling
462
List of Abbreviations and Short Titles
497
Notes
501

Women in a Mans World Role and SelfImage
226
Law Property and Male Dominance
254
Male Custom in Family Life
272

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מידע על המחבר (1983)

Bertram Wyatt-Brown is at University of Florida.

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