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Publisher Comments:

"Faust has the sensibility that I most admire in a historian: the capacity to enter imaginatively into a world very different from our own and to write about it with understanding and sympathy even when we find that world morally abhorrent."--Gordon S. Wood, The Wall Street Journal "Faust recreates a society in the depths of social, military, and economic disintegration, and shows its corrosive effect upon the morals and manners of white Southerners who were members of the elite. . . . She has created a remarkable portrait of upper-class Confederate women's wartime experience, and done so with an economy of words and a spirit of engagement that places her work among the finest of recent histories of American women."--Bertram Wyatt-Brown, The New York Review of Books "A dramatically revealing study of how the war altered these women's identities. . . . I read with unanticipated fascination, spellbound by the gathered voices, their passion and stamina, their gifts of introspection and observation. . . . [Faust looks] directly at the past, with a daughter's hard, steady gaze, and with a daughter's generous heart."--Josephine Humphreys, The New York Times Book Review "Faust makes a major contribution to both Civil War historiography and women's studies in this outstanding analysis. . . . [A] provocative analysis of a complex subject."--Publishers Weekly "A wonderfully researched chronicle of a largely unexamined social elite that enriches the fields of Civil War and women's studies. . . . This is a fine, caring social history that also offers surprising insights into the development of the southern American woman's consciousness."--Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Exploring privileged Confederate women's wartime experiences, this book chronicles the clash of the old and the new within a group that was at once the beneficiary and the victim of the social order of the Old South.

Synopsis:

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 than half-million women who belonged to the slaveholding families of the Confederacy during this period of acute crisis, when every part of these women's lives became vexed and uncertain.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807866160
Author:
Walker, Mack
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Faust, Drew Gilpin
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
meaning of womanhood; gender relations; Confederate popular culture; clash of the old and new social order; southern households
Subject:
meaning of womanhood
Subject:
gender relations
Subject:
Confederate popular culture
Subject:
clash of the old and new social order
Subject:
southern households
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
clash of the old and
Subject:
new social order
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Large Print:
Y
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
326
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War

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"Synopsis" by , Exploring privileged Confederate women's wartime experiences, this book chronicles the clash of the old and the new within a group that was at once the beneficiary and the victim of the social order of the Old South.

"Synopsis" by , 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 than half-million women who belonged to the slaveholding families of the Confederacy during this period of acute crisis, when every part of these women's lives became vexed and uncertain.

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