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

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496815217

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496815217.001.0001

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“Strike Me If You Dare”

“Strike Me If You Dare”

Abused Women of New Orleans and the Right to Be Free from Violence

(p.63) Chapter Three “Strike Me If You Dare”
Intimate Partner Violence in New Orleans

Ashley Baggett

University Press of Mississippi

After the Civil War, gender and racial expectations remained fluid. The antebellum social hierarchy could not be completely resurrected and the postbellum society could only function with some sort of reciprocity. These expectations changed on every level- from courtship to common law marriage to legal marriage. Women of New Orleans demanded the right to be free from violence.

Keywords:   Gender norms, Race, Postbellum, Marriage, New Orleans

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