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A Family Venture: Men and Women on the Southern Frontier

Joan E. Cashin


This book deals with the westward migration of the planter families of the seaboard South in the years before the Civil War. The book examines the decision of families to migrate, the effects migration had on the family life of the planters, and the way old ties were maintained and new ones formed. The emphasis is on child-rearing and women's lives in the Old Southwest (Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana), and the book draws on rich archival sources to present moving portraits of individual women caught in the flux of change.

Keywords: planter families, American Civil War, child-rearing, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, migration, family life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780195053449
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195053449.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joan E. Cashin, author
Rutgers University