A Family of Women: The Carolina Petigrus in Peace and War (Paperback)William H. Pease (author)
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A Family of Women focuses on the female descendants of Louise Gibert Pettigrew (later changed to Petigru), who rose from upcountry obscurity to privileged prominence in Charleston and on low country plantations, where they variously flourished as belles, managed large households, shocked society with their unconventionality, educated their children, endured troubled marriages, and maintained close family ties. Using the letters, diaries, novels, and memoirs of the Petigru women and the material culture surrounding them, the authors weave a complex story of women well worth knowing.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 28 mm
Edition: New edition