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Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth 1941-2007

Works: 106 works in 244 publications in 3 languages and 11,574 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Sources  Love stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: HQ1438.A13, 305.40975
Publication Timeline
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 )
21 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 3,093 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 )
11 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 )
11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mind of the master class : history and faith in the Southern slaveholders' worldview by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese( Book )
10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 957 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
Fruits of merchant capital : slavery and bourgeois property in the rise and expansion of capitalism by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese( Book )
12 editions published in 1983 in English and Spanish and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Slavery in White and Black : class and race in the Southern slaveholders' new world order by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese( Book )
11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 657 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
The origins of physiocracy : economic revolution and social order in eighteenth-century France by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese( Book )
13 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marriage : the dream that refuses to die by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 538 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
Reconstructing history : the emergence of a new historical society ( Book )
11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 512 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
Fatal self-deception : slaveholding paternalism in the Old South by Eugene D Genovese( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 450 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
Beulah by Augusta J Evans( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women and the future of the family by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 280 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."--BOOK JACKET
The birth of American Feminism : the Seneca Falls woman's convention of 1848 by Virginia Bernhard( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To be worthy of God's favor : Southern women's defense and critique of slavery by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Restoring women to history : materials for Western civilization I ( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Firsthand America : a history of the United States by David Burner( Book )
1 edition published in 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 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A college history of the United States by David Burner( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 29 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 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Restoring women to history : materials for United States I ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
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 (161)
Spanish (1)
German (1)