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Tara Revisited: Women, War, and the Plantation Legend

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Drawing from a wealth of poignant letters, personal diaries, and other accounts, Catherine Clinton provides a vivid social and cultural history of the diverse communities of southern women during the Civil War: the heroic African-American women who escaped their bonds to struggle for freedom, the tireless nurses who faced gruesome duties, the intriguing handful who donned uniforms, and those brave women who spied and died for the Confederacy.

Tracing oral traditions and southern literature from Reconstruction through our era, the author demonstrates the deadly mix of sentiment and fabrication that perpetuates tales of idyllic plantations inhabited by benevolent masters and deferential slaves. The book concludes with Clinton's perceptive and often witty discussion of how, over the years, we continue to embrace mythic figures like Scarlett and Mammy in aspect of poplar culture ranging from Hollywood epics to pancake syrup.

Synopsis:

Cutting through romantic myth, this captivating volume combines period photographs and illustrations with new documentary sources to tell the real story of Southern women during the American Civil War. 126 illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789201591
Foreword:
Gate Jr, Henry Louis
Author:
Gate Jr, Henry Louis
Foreword by:
Gate Jr, Henry Louis
Foreword:
Gate Jr, Henry Louis
Author:
Clinton, Catherine
Publisher:
Abbeville Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Plantation life
Subject:
Civil war
Subject:
American history
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19970231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 13.4 oz

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Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » General
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History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War

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