Fanny: A Woman's Place

Brad Asher

in Cecelia and Fanny

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780813134147
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813135922 | DOI:
Fanny: A Woman's Place

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This chapter describes Fanny's life after Cecelia's escape. Wealthy, socially prominent, and still reliant on the service of slaves, Fanny enjoyed life among Louisville's social elite during the 1850s. This chapter also describes her courtship and eventual marriage to Andrew Jackson Ballard, a Louisville lawyer. It examines historical patterns of courtship and the gender expectations that attended Fanny's new role as wife and mother.

Keywords: Louisville; Ballard; courtship; gender; separate spheres; Thruston; marriage; slave management

Chapter.  6436 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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