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Marriage on the Border – Love, Mutuality, and Divorce in the Upper South during the Civil War - Kentucky Scholarship Online
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Marriage on the Border: Love, Mutuality, and Divorce in the Upper South during the Civil War

Allison Dorothy Fredette


Not quite the Cotton Kingdom or the free labor North, the mid-nineteenth-century border South was a land in between. There, the clashing ideologies of this era—slavery and freedom, urban and rural, industrial and agrarian—met, merged, and melded. As they did, they formed something new—a fluid, flexible identity that somehow grew from these tensions while rising above them. This border identity would play a critical role in these states’ experiences during the secession crisis, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Yet, this story—one of political division, internal warfare, and economic struggles ... More

Keywords: South, Divorce, Marriage, Gender Roles, Civil War, Reconstruction, Appalachia, Emancipation, Marital Roles

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813179155
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813179155.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allison Dorothy Fredette, author
Appalachian State University

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