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Bellows, Barbara L.

Works: 7 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 3,985 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Biographies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3531.I7, 973.713
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Most widely held works by Barbara L Bellows
God and General Longstreet : the lost cause and the southern mind by Thomas L Connelly( )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors examine how the idea of the Lost Cause has evolved over the years and how this has changed popular opinion of General Lee and General Longstreet
Benevolence among slaveholders : assisting the poor in Charleston, 1670-1860 by Barbara L Bellows( )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most studies of antebellum southern society have focused on the relationships between slaveholders and their chattels or, more recently, between the plantation elite and southern yeomen. Scant attention has been paid to the social complexity of antebellum southern Cities, a situation Barbara L. Bellows helps rectify in Benevolence Among Slaveholders, her study of public assistance programs for the poor in Charleston, South Carolina, and other southern cities, from 1670 to 1860. Free-rations programs, poorhouses, and orphanages, the major forms of public welfare in urban areas, assisted the luckless, ill, and idle, but members of the working classes were also forced to turn to them for help during seasonal unemployment and economic depressions. The value of Bellows' study is twofold: first, it offers increased knowledge of the lives of the white lower classes, including their work and wage patterns and family structures; second, it provides insight into the attitudes of the urban elite who distributed public alms and sat on the boards of various charities. The form of poor relief in the South closely resembled that in the North, and indeed overseers of the poor in the South often evaluated their own efforts by comparing them with those of northern cities. Bellows finds, however, that the motivation for public benevolence differed greatly between the two regions. Unlike northern humanitarianism, which grew from a philosophical liberalism that moved northerners to scrutinize and then attempt to reform their society, the benevolence of the southern elite derived from the same set of paternalistic assumptions about the hierarchical rather than democratic nature of society that directed their treatment of slaves. In particular, the southern urban elite imagined that public relief could serve to create a community of obligation that would bind the interests of lower-class whites to wealthy whites rather than to the free blacks who shared their poverty. For this reason, poor relief went mainly to whites, and the races were segregated in poorhouses, apprenticeship arrangements, and free-education programs. Benevolence Among Slaveholders is based on a wide range of primary sources, including the papers of urban leaders, minutes of public and private charities, records of municipal institutions, church records, and city newspapers. The result is a detailed picture of the world of the antebellum southern urban poor and of the mentality of the elites who assumed their supervision
A talent for living : Josephine Pinckney and the Charleston literary tradition by Barbara L Bellows( )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophisticated and cosmopolitan, she absorbed popular contemporary influences, particularly that of Freudian psychology, even as she retained an almost Gothic imagination shaped in her youth by the haunting, tragic beauty of the Low Country and its mystical Gullah culture. A skilled stylist, Pinckney excelled in creating memorable characters, but she never scripted an individual as engaging or intriguing as herself. Bellows offers an exhaustively researched portrait of this onetime cultural icon and her well-concealed personal life."--Jacket
Two Charlestonians at war : the Civil War odysseys of a Lowcountry aristocrat and a black abolitionist by BARBARA L. BELLOWS( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book follows the parallel lives of two soldiers from South Carolina--a white aristocrat and a black artisan turned abolitionist--that intersect only once in a wartime prison on Morris Island. Prior to their meeting in October of 1864, Captain Thomas Pinckney, a rice planter and scion of one of America's founding families, fought for the Confederacy in hopes of reclaiming an idealized agrarian past. Sergeant Joseph Humphries Barquet, a free man of color and brick mason, fought for the Union with the Massachusetts 54th Infantry, the first black regiment raised in the northern states. Native sons of Charleston, they were born in the seat of secession during the 1820s, the squall line of history where one world was dying and another coming into being. They were both shaped by the multiple cultures that shared--not always comfortably--in the narrow peninsula that had once been a cosmopolitan capital of the Atlantic world
Tempering the wind : the Southern response to urban poverty, 1850-1865 by Barbara Lawrence Bellows( )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Talent for Living: Josephine Pinckney and the Charleston Literary Tradition (Southern Literary Studies) by Barbara L Bellows( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Three o'clock dinner by Josephine Pinckney( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Strife between Charleston families fails to prevent intermarriage
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A talent for living : Josephine Pinckney and the Charleston literary tradition
A talent for living : Josephine Pinckney and the Charleston literary traditionThree o'clock dinner
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Bellows, Barbara L.

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