University of North Carolina Press
Prim and property
Widows in control of land and slavesIn the slave South, white masculinity entailed mastery, with its attendant privileges of patriarchal household dominance of dependent and submissive women and slaves, and its rights of democratic participation in the polit....
Rothman, Joshua D.
"Masterful Women: Slaveholding Widows From the American Revolution Through the Civil War,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 7
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol7/iss2/21