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John Mack Faragher
Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA 01075-1461)

Family, Land, and Patriarchy in Sangamon County, Illinois, 1821-1860

To examine social patterns in Sangamon County, Il., as a case study in an investigation of the sex-gender system of social power and authority in the 19th cent. American Midwest. County records and memorabilia collected in the Abraham Lincoln archives will provide a picture of all land-holding and inheritance, kinship, family and sex roles. This will be incorporated into a larger book on the social history of the sexes in the Midwest.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1978 – 8/31/1978