By Joan E. Cashin
This e-book is set the various ways in which women and men skilled migration from the Southern seaboard to the antebellum Southern frontier. dependent upon huge study in planter family members papers, Cashin stories how the sexes went to the frontier with diverging agendas: males attempted to flee the relations, whereas ladies attempted to maintain it. at the frontier, males often settled faraway from kinfolk, leaving girls lonely and disoriented in an odd setting. As kinship networks broke down, intercourse roles replaced, and family members among women and men turned extra inequitable. Migration additionally replaced race kin, simply because many males deserted paternalistic race family members and abused their slaves. even though, many ladies persevered to perform paternalism, and some even sympathized with slaves as they by no means had earlier than. Drawing on wealthy archival assets, Cashin examines the choice of households emigrate, the consequences of migration on planter relatives existence, and how previous ties have been maintained and new ones shaped.