Intimate Partner Violence in New OrleansGender, Race, and Reform, 1840-1900

Intimate Partner Violence in New OrleansGender, Race, and Reform, 1840-1900

Ashley Baggett

Print publication date: 2019

ISBN: 9781496815217

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

Abstract

Intimate Partner Violence in New Orleans: Gender, Race, and Reform, 1840–1900 examines the shifting nature of gender, race, and intimate partner violence in New Orleans—a place dramatically affected by countless social and cultural changes during six decades that encompassed the end of American slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the new and oppressive racial order that ushered in the twentieth century. The work utilizes documentation contained in local and state court cases to make new arguments about gender representation, legal reform, and the changing ways in which intimate partner violence was practiced and controlled and sanctioned and prohibited. It offers new insight to regional distinctiveness the South and race played into cultural and legal practices.