We Have Raised All of You: Motherhood in the South, 1750–1835 by Katy Simpson Smith (review)

We Have Raised All of You: Motherhood in the South, 1750–1835 by Katy Simpson Smith (review) JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Winter 2014) We Have Raised All of You: Motherhood in the South, 1750­1835. By Katy Simpson Smith. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2013. Pp. 346. Cloth, $39.95.) Reviewed by Fay Yarbrough Motherhood, the act of birthing and/or raising children, was an experience that often dominated women's lives in the past and linked women of varying racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds. For several decades, scholars of American history have considered the meaning of motherhood for women in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by examining the subject at a particular historical moment or by region; by looking comparatively at black and white women; or by focusing specifically on a particular group such as enslaved or Native women. Katy Simpson Smith ambitiously combines several of these approaches, regional specificity and comparative work, in her attempt to uncover the lives of ``the majority of women--white, black, and Indian--who derived a sense of importance from how they raised their children'' in the early American South (2). She explores southern motherhood from the mideighteenth century, a moment that coincided with the entrenchment of large-scale plantation agriculture, concomitant changes in the nature of slavery, and a shift in thinking http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

We Have Raised All of You: Motherhood in the South, 1750–1835 by Katy Simpson Smith (review)

Journal of the Early Republic, Volume 34 (4) – Nov 24, 2014

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JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Winter 2014) We Have Raised All of You: Motherhood in the South, 1750­1835. By Katy Simpson Smith. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2013. Pp. 346. Cloth, $39.95.) Reviewed by Fay Yarbrough Motherhood, the act of birthing and/or raising children, was an experience that often dominated women's lives in the past and linked women of varying racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds. For several decades, scholars of American history have considered the meaning of motherhood for women in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by examining the subject at a particular historical moment or by region; by looking comparatively at black and white women; or by focusing specifically on a particular group such as enslaved or Native women. Katy Simpson Smith ambitiously combines several of these approaches, regional specificity and comparative work, in her attempt to uncover the lives of ``the majority of women--white, black, and Indian--who derived a sense of importance from how they raised their children'' in the early American South (2). She explores southern motherhood from the mideighteenth century, a moment that coincided with the entrenchment of large-scale plantation agriculture, concomitant changes in the nature of slavery, and a shift in thinking

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