By tracing the lives of young white women in a society in flux jabour reveals how the souths old social order was maintained and a new one created as southern girls and young women learned questioned and ultimately changed what it meant to be a southern lady. Scarletts sisters explores the meaning of nineteenth century southern womanhood from the vantage point of the celebrated fictional characters flesh and blood counterparts young elite white women anya jabour demonstrates that southern girls and young women faced a major turning point when the . Scarletts sisters young women in the old south by anya jabour scarletts sisters explores the meaning of nineteenth century southern womanhood from the vantage point of the celebrated fictional characters flesh and blood counterparts young elite white women. In her study of women gender and class in the old south anya jabour adds the important dimension of age and the life cycle to our grasp of southern social life she lets us see young elite women as living in a social realm that was distinct and yet oriented toward the future. Scarletts sisters moves chronologically through womens early lives from adoles cence through courtship engagement and marriage and concluding in mother hood when jabour argues that female resistance was effectively ended
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