Lecture 7 - 2.3.11 B Women the Family in the South-more...

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2.3.11 B. Women & the Family in the South -more single men in the Chesapeake -marriages often delayed due to indentures, diseases, etc. -hard to create stable family life - femme sole -single woman had more rights than a married woman -Margaret Brent -owned land, represented herself -gender parity in 1720s -planter families -gender roles shaped in part by slavery -women: manage labor force -planter sons: bred to be leaders, develop more self-confidence and authority -small farms -women: labored in field with husband -roles similar to those of the North C. Backcountry -250,000 inhabitants between 1730-1770 -similar to Robert Park (Scotch-Irish)

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