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Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth 1941-2007

Works: 126 works in 305 publications in 3 languages and 12,460 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Fiction  Romance fiction  Juvenile works  Sources  Abstracts  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Contributor
Classifications: HQ1438.A13, 305.40975
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
Within the plantation household : Black and White women of the Old South by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 2,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how class, race, and gender shaped women's experiences in the South
Feminism without illusions : a critique of individualism by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mind of the master class : history and faith in the Southern slaveholders' worldview by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting America's slaveholders as men and women who were intelligent, honourable, and pious, this text asks how people who were admirable in so many ways could have presided over a social system that proved itself and enormity and inflicted horrors on their slaves
Feminism is not the story of my life : how today's feminist elite has lost touch with the real concerns of women by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fruits of merchant capital : slavery and bourgeois property in the rise and expansion of capitalism by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese( Book )

16 editions published in 1983 in English and Spanish and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of physiocracy : economic revolution and social order in eighteenth-century France by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese( Book )

17 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavery in White and Black : class and race in the Southern slaveholders' new world order by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern slaveholders proudly pronounced themselves orthodox Christians, who accepted responsibility for the welfare of the people who worked for them. They proclaimed that their slaves enjoyed a better and more secure life than any laboring class in the world. Now, did it not follow that the lives of laborers of all races across the world would be immeasurably improved by their enslavement? In the Old South but in no other slave society a doctrine emerged among leading clergymen, politicians, and intellectuals -- "Slavery in the Abstract," which declared enslavement the best possible condition for all labor regardless of race. They joined the Socialists, whom they studied, in believing that the free-labor system, wracked by worsening class warfare, was collapsing. A vital question: to what extent did the people of the several social classes of the South accept so extreme a doctrine? That question lies at the heart of this book.--Publisher
Reconstructing history : the emergence of a new historical society( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In May 1998, a group of prominent scholars announced the formation of the Historical Society, an organization that sought to be free of the jargon-laden debates and political agendas that have come to distance so many readers from their interest in historical scholarship." "In this first book from the Historical Society, several founding members explore central topics in the field, including the sensitive use of historical records, sources, and archives; the debates over teaching history in the public schools; the enduring value of the practice of history; and much more. Reconstructing History is sure to challenge and inform scholars, students, educators, and the many general readers who have become lost in the culture wars."--Jacket
Marriage : the dream that refuses to die by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description -- Nearly everywhere and at all times, marriage has enjoyed a privileged status as the primary social unit -- the essential bond that created alliances between families and a bridge between the sexes. In joining a man and woman, marriage attempted to hold men to collective social standards, including responsibility for the women they impregnated and the children they fathered, while also stringently hedging in women's sexuality. In short, marriage has always demanded that both men and women sacrifice a considerable measure of individual freedom. In marriage, "I" becomes "we," and "we" frequently extends beyond the couple to extended family, clan, and society. For these reasons, both political and religious authorities typically have taken great care to present marriage as an institution to which individual interests must be subordinated. At the time of her death in January 2007, the celebrated historian Elizabeth Fox-Genovese was worried that these attitudes were in the process of being reversed. In this book, which she was in the midst of preparing for publication at the time of her passing, she argues that marriage is disintegrating under the rising demands that it serve not the good of the whole but the desires of the individual. A union that at one point was used to limit individual "rights" is now claimed as one right among many. The sexual liberation movements of the last forty years have seriously undermined marriage, argues Fox-Genovese, so much so that the institution seems to face the threat of extinction. Even so, she writes, "Marriage for love -- the promise of an enduring and engulfing bond between a man and a woman -- is a dream that refuses to die. ... It still promises that we will finally be loved as we long to be loved." That dream is the ultimate theme of this book, a fitting coda to Elizabeth Fox-Genovese's distinguished career
Beulah by Augusta J Evans( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "nineteenth-century domestic novel [which] focuses on the typically circumscribed life of a young southern woman ...The plot of Beulah follows the uneven fortunes of the orphaned Beulah Benton from her early teens to young adulthood. Beulah's determined quest for independence leads her into the shifting sands of skepticism, doubt, and anxiety. Her struggles cause her to wrestle with many of the great theological, moral, and intellectual questions of the day before finally regaining her faith... though it did not overtly deal with slavery, the novel served as an expression of and an apology for southern values and customs"--GoodReads
Fatal self-deception : slaveholding paternalism in the Old South by Eugene D Genovese( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Slaveholders were preoccupied with presenting slavery as a benign, paternalistic institution in which the planter took care of his family, and slaves were content with their fate. In this book, Eugene D. Genovese and Elizabeth Fox-Genovese discuss how slaveholders perpetuated and rationalized this romanticized version of life on the plantation. Slaveholders' paternalism had little to do with ostensible benevolence, kindness, and good cheer. It grew out of the necessity to discipline and morally justify a system of exploitation. At the same time, this book also advocates the examination of masters' relations with white plantation laborers and servants, a largely unstudied subject. Southerners drew on the work of British and European socialists to conclude that all labor, white and black, suffered de facto slavery, and they championed the South's 'Christian slavery' as the most humane and compassionate of social systems, ancient and modern"--Provided by publisher
The diversity myth : "multiculturalism" and the politics of intolerance at Stanford by David O Sacks( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book chronicles, from the point of view of students who are unwilling participants in the process, the transformation of Stanford University from an institution committed to preserving the values of Western civilization to one intent on engineering social change on campus to promote the dogmas of multiculturalism. The book is an insider's tour of the world of speech codes, the dumbing down of admissions standards and curricula, the campus witch hunts, and the anti-Western zealotry that masquerades as "multiculturalism." Part 1, "The New Academy", discusses the rejection of Western values; multiculturalism from the vantage points of student diversity, moral relativism, political and social ideology, and enforcement of conformity in behavior and attitudes; the education of Generation x, with details about grade inflation, curriculum content, courses characterizing Westerners as oppressors, and courses inculcating radicalism. Part 2, "The New Culture", discusses the stages of oppression, including "institutional racism,""homophobia,""sexism," and resentment compounded by frustration; campus similarities with the witch-hunting tendencies of colonial Salem, Massachusetts; the ethos of the egalitarian elite; and the culture of blame and other problems. Finally, the book details the changes necessary to reverse the disintegration of American colleges and universities and to restore academic excellence. (Individual chapters contain references.) (Ck)
Women and the future of the family by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Women and the Future of the Family, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese explores how the powerful drives for liberation and equality not only granted freedom to women but also under-mined the essential character of the family as a social unit." "Fox-Genovese analyzes the legal, social, and religious impact of this individualism. To counter it, she calls for a return to an ethic of self-sacrifice and a recovery of a Christian understanding of sexual difference and human equality."--Jacket
The birth of American Feminism : the Seneca Falls woman's convention of 1848 by Virginia Bernhard( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To be worthy of God's favor : Southern women's defense and critique of slavery by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restoring women to history : materials for Western civilization I( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firsthand America : a history of the United States by David Burner( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unspeakable things unspoken : ghosts and memories in the narratives of African-American women by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ich bin keine Feministin, aber ... : der Feminismus verliert seine Basis by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and women, culture and faith : selected writings of Elizabeth Fox-Genovese by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Within the plantation household : Black and White women of the Old South
Alternative Names
Elizabeth Fox-Genovese American historian

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese Amerikaans historica (1941-2007)

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese historiadora estadounidense

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese historiadora estatunidenca

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese historienne américaine

Fox, Elizabeth Ann 1941-2007

Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth

Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth Ann 1941-2007

Genovese, Elizabeth F. 1941-2007

Genovese, Elizabeth Fox-.

Genovese Elizabeth Fox- 1941-2007

Raoul, Eleonore



English (196)

Spanish (1)

German (1)

Feminism without illusions : a critique of individualismThe mind of the master class : history and faith in the Southern slaveholders' worldviewFeminism is not the story of my life : how today's feminist elite has lost touch with the real concerns of womenSlavery in White and Black : class and race in the Southern slaveholders' new world orderReconstructing history : the emergence of a new historical societyMarriage : the dream that refuses to dieBeulahThe diversity myth : "multiculturalism" and the politics of intolerance at Stanford