The Resource Chained to the rock of adversity : to be free, Black & female in the Old South, edited by Virginia Meacham Gould

Chained to the rock of adversity : to be free, Black & female in the Old South, edited by Virginia Meacham Gould

Label
Chained to the rock of adversity : to be free, Black & female in the Old South
Title
Chained to the rock of adversity
Title remainder
to be free, Black & female in the Old South
Statement of responsibility
edited by Virginia Meacham Gould
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Chained to the Rock of Adversity offers valuable insight into the lives of the South's free women of color, using personal letters and a diary to tell an extraordinary story."--BOOK JACKET. "The letters were written to two women, Ann Battles Johnson and her eldest daughter Anna, between 1844 and 1899. Ann was the wife of the prosperous barber and businessman William T. Johnson of Natchez, Mississippi. Most of the letters were from family members who lived scattered up and down the Mississippi River, from Natchez to New Orleans. Nearly all were from women. The diary was written by Catharine Geraldine Johnson, another of Ann and William's daughters."--BOOK JACKET. "A freed slave herself, Ann Johnson became the head of her family and a slaveholder when her husband died in 1851. As the letters reveal, her days were filled with the often tedious and sometimes overwhelming duties assigned to slaveholding women."--BOOK JACKET. "Taken together the letters and diary depict a tight-knit network of family and friends that reached across Mississippi and Louisiana. They also show a family aware of its precarious position in society, feared and poorly treated by most white neighbors and resented by other blacks. Editor Virginia Meacham Gould provides an extensive introduction, a cast of characters, identifying notes, and a brief afterword tracing the Johnson family to the present day."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.2/2600496073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F349.N2
LC item number
C48 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gould, Virginia Meacham
Series statement
Southern voices from the past
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson family
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • Free African Americans
  • Free African Americans
  • Natchez Region (Miss.)
  • New Orleans Region (La.)
Label
Chained to the rock of adversity : to be free, Black & female in the Old South, edited by Virginia Meacham Gould
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Family Members and Other Principals
  • liii
  • The Prewar Family Letters of the Johnson-Miller Women of Natchez and New Orleans
  • 1
  • The Postwar Family Letters of the Johnson-Miller Women of Natchez and New Orleans
  • 39
  • The Diary of Catharine Geraldine Johnson, 1864-1874
  • 67
Control code
ocm38542738
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
liv, 96 pages
Isbn
9780820319964
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98014341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)38542738
Label
Chained to the rock of adversity : to be free, Black & female in the Old South, edited by Virginia Meacham Gould
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Family Members and Other Principals
  • liii
  • The Prewar Family Letters of the Johnson-Miller Women of Natchez and New Orleans
  • 1
  • The Postwar Family Letters of the Johnson-Miller Women of Natchez and New Orleans
  • 39
  • The Diary of Catharine Geraldine Johnson, 1864-1874
  • 67
Control code
ocm38542738
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
liv, 96 pages
Isbn
9780820319964
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98014341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)38542738

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