12 - HIST-4516 12/12/2007 4:08:00 PM 4 Essay questions,...

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HIST-4516 12/12/2007 18:08:00 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 doesn’t 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 isn’t aspiring to become wealthy, just provide, build a  home, own some land. Even with the brother-in-law, she’s still not at the bottom of society. Works, but doesn’t have a job. Female role on the plantation is to support the production of cotton, keeping 
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