Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2004 M01 1 - 326 páginas
When Confederate men marched off to battle, southern women struggled with the new responsibilities of directing farms and plantations, providing for families, and supervising increasingly restive slaves. Drew Faust offers a compelling picture of the more

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Excellent and very well-written research and scholarship. Says a few things that need to be said about the institution of slavery, and the true nature of the Confederacy. First of all, set aside any ... Leer comentario completo

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I read this book because it won the 1997 Parkmqan Prize. It is the 22nd such winner I have read. The book is based on solid and extensive research in original materials. One has to conclude that ... Leer comentario completo

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Chapter
9
Changed Households and Changing Lives
30
Chapter Three
53
Chapter Four
80
Husbands and Wives
114
Single Women Courtship and Desire
139
Reading and Writing
153
Women and Religion
179
Confederate Women and Yankee Men
196
Confederate women and Yankee men in Savannah
199
Effects of General Order No 28
212
Chapter
220
Jeff Petticoats
229
Chapter Eleven
234
Aftermath of battle
250
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Drew Gilpin Faust is president of Harvard University. Her books includeSouthern Stories: Slaveholders in Peace and War and The Creation of Confederate Nationalism: Ideology and Identity in the Civil War South.

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