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Cecelia and FannyThe Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress$
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Brad Asher

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813134147

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813134147.001.0001

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Fanny: A Woman's Place

Fanny: A Woman's Place

(p.57) Chapter 4 Fanny: A Woman's Place
Cecelia and Fanny

Brad Asher

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter describes Fanny's life after Cecelia's escape. Wealthy, socially prominent, and still reliant on the service of slaves, Fanny enjoyed life among Louisville's social elite during the 1850s. This chapter also describes her courtship and eventual marriage to Andrew Jackson Ballard, a Louisville lawyer. It examines historical patterns of courtship and the gender expectations that attended Fanny's new role as wife and mother.

Keywords:   Louisville, Ballard, courtship, gender, separate spheres, Thruston, marriage, slave management

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