Southern Belle's Influence On American Women

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After the south lost the civil war, slavery was abolished, and the south wanted something to hold the old south’s views in. The Southern Belle was a woman who was practically perfect in all aspects. She was pretty, smart but not too smart, nice, and domestic liked to clean and liked to dress up nice. She was a representation of the old south in the southern men minds. Ladies were supposed to live by the men’s word, but most of all if a man was not up to society’s standards he was a threat to the woman. “Ladies seemed to live in faint horror of men, seemed unwilling to approve wholeheartedly of them. But I liked them. There was something about them that, no matter how much they cussed and drank and gambled and chewed; no matter how undetectable
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