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Unformatted text preview: HIST-4516 13/12/2007 00:52:00 4 Essay questions, pick two, one cumulative, one on the last 3 books. Mary Chestnut: Privileged person, living at the top of Antebellum southern society. Great deal of limitations on her. What social reality do these describe? o Despite her elevated position in life, she doesnt have true freedom. o Also finds herself with more responsibilities, jobs, etc. Novel is most descriptive in analyzing her family relationship when she goes to live with her brother-in-law in Virginia. Brother in law wants her to work and contribute to the family. o Brother in law isnt aspiring to become wealthy, just provide, build a home, own some land. Even with the brother-in-law, shes still not at the bottom of society. Works, but doesnt have a job....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 4516 taught by Professor Mann during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.
- Fall '07