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The Resource The fair sex : white women and racial patriarchy in the early American Republic, Pauline Schloesser

The fair sex : white women and racial patriarchy in the early American Republic, Pauline Schloesser

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The fair sex : white women and racial patriarchy in the early American Republic
Title
The fair sex
Title remainder
white women and racial patriarchy in the early American Republic
Statement of responsibility
Pauline Schloesser
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Once the egalitarian passions of the American Revolution had dimmed, the new nation settled into a conservative period that saw the legal and social subordination of women and non-white men. Politicians, ministers, writers, husbands, fathers, and brothers entreated Anglo-American women to assume responsibility for the nation's virtue. Thus, although disfranchised, they served an important national function, that of civilizing non-citizen. They were encouraged to consider themselves the moral and intellectual superiors to non-whites, unruly men, and children. These white women were empowered by race and ethnicity and class, but limited by gender. And in seeking to maintain their advantages, they helped perpetuate the system of racial domination." "Schloesser examines the lives and writings of three female political intellectuals - Mercy Otis Warren, Abigail Smith Adams, and Judith Sargent Murray - each of whom was acutely aware of her tenuous position in the founding era of the republic. Carefully negotiating the gender and racial hierarchies of the nation, they at varying times asserted their rights and deferred to male governance. In their public and private actions they represented the paradigm of racial patriarchy at its most complex and its most conflicted."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.42/0973/09033
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1075.5.U6
LC item number
S39 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The fair sex : white women and racial patriarchy in the early American Republic, Pauline Schloesser
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Race, gender, and woman citizenship in the American founding -- Toward a theory of racial patriarchy -- The ideology of the "fair sex" -- The philosopher queen and the U.S. constitution: Mercy Otis Warren as a reluctant signatory -- From revolution to racial patriarchy: the political pragmatism of Abigail Adams -- Gleaning a self between the lines: Judith Sargent Murray and the american enlightment
Control code
ocm47690826
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 243 pages
Isbn
9780814797631
Lccn
2001004049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)47690826
Label
The fair sex : white women and racial patriarchy in the early American Republic, Pauline Schloesser
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Race, gender, and woman citizenship in the American founding -- Toward a theory of racial patriarchy -- The ideology of the "fair sex" -- The philosopher queen and the U.S. constitution: Mercy Otis Warren as a reluctant signatory -- From revolution to racial patriarchy: the political pragmatism of Abigail Adams -- Gleaning a self between the lines: Judith Sargent Murray and the american enlightment
Control code
ocm47690826
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 243 pages
Isbn
9780814797631
Lccn
2001004049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)47690826

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