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Chesnut, Mary Boykin 1823-1886

Overview
Works: 78 works in 235 publications in 2 languages and 13,545 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Biography  Sources  Autobiographies  Diaries  Fiction  Romance fiction  Fictional autobiographies  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: E487, 973.782
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Most widely held works about Mary Boykin Chesnut
 
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Most widely held works by Mary Boykin Chesnut
A diary from Dixie by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

55 editions published between 1905 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most famous single source of information about the heroic, tragic, and romantic life of the women under the Stars and Bars
Two novels by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the well-educated and socially skilled wife of a prominent Confederate, Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut (1823-86) was ideally situated - and intellectually equipped - to record the narrative of daily life in the Confederacy during the Civil War. Yet while she is widely recognized for the significant contribution of her "diaries," Mary Chesnut's other works chronicling her experiences in the Civil War South have remained unpublished and virtually unknown until now." "Intensely autobiographical novels, The Captain and the Colonel and Two Years - or The Way We Lived Then - are Chesnut's fictionalized accounts of the world as women experienced it in the mid-nineteenth-century South. These short, unfinished novels address a wide range of subjects related to women and serve as an extension of the valuable source material found in the diaries, revealing much about southern history and culture, gender roles, slave-mistress relations, childhood, education, the experiences of westward migration, and the impact of the Civil War on private lives and relationships." "With an introduction by Elizabeth Hanson that places Chesnut's novels in their social context, and thoughtfully edited by Elisabeth Muhlenfeld, Mary Chesnut's fiction is a fascinating and long overdue addition to the library of southern history
Mary Chesnut's Civil War by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authorized account of the Civil War, drawn from the diaries of a Southern aristocrat, records the disintegration and final destruction of the Confederacy
A diary from Dixie, as written by Mary Boykin Chesnut, wife of James Chesnut, Jr., United States senator from South Carolina, 1859-1861 by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

2 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La guerra civil de Mary Chesnut o Cómo la más rancia dama de la aristocracia confederada lo cuenta todo : (texto bilingüe) by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The private Mary Chesnut : the unpublished Civil War diaries by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HAGEN, D.A.: Songs (Crowder, Moore, S. Stern)( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diary from dixie, as written by mary boykin chesnut, wife of james chesnut by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil war by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myrta Lockett Avary papers by Myrta Lockett Avary( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers consist of biographical and family material about Myrta Lockett Avary; correspondence and reviews about her publications; and typescripts of her books, articles and poetry
Mary Chesnut's Civil War by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Correspondence, bills, receipts, land papers, legal papers, addresses, and other papers of the Chesnut and Manning families reflecting the social and economic life of S.C. and containing much information on political issues, including nullification, secession, Civil War, Reconstruction, etc. By connections of blood and marriage, collection also contains in smaller portions papers of the related Cantey, Hampton, Miller, Richardson, and Williams families, a kinship group which produced six governors and other prominent statesmen
Mary Chesnut's Civil War by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A diary from Dixie, as written by Mary by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Two novels by Mary Chesnut by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A diary from Dixie : as written by Mary Boykin Chesnut, wife of James Chesnut, Jr., United States Senator from South Carolina, 1859 - 1861, and afterwards an aide to Jefferson Davis and a brigadier-general in the confederate army by Mary Boykin Chesnut( )

1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut's A Diary from Dixie is a fiery account of her experiences and struggles during the Civil War. It was published in 1905, nineteen years after her death, but she had spent many years revising and editing her Civil War diary during the 1880s in preparation for publication. It has been republished twice, once in 1949 and, under the title Mary Chesnut's Civil War, in 1981. The diary opens on the day Chesnut learns Lincoln had been elected, and covers the turmoil leading up to and during the Civil War, closing with a final entry on August 2, 1865. Chesnut accompanied her husband, James Chesnut, Jr., on many of his military operations and spent time in Charleston, South Carolina; Montgomery, Alabama; Richmond, Virginia; Flat Rock, North Carolina; and many other Southern towns. She describes her interview with Robert E. Lee, discusses her perceptions of Jefferson Davis, and tells countless stories of her interactions with Southern politicians, revealing some of their more private concerns and interests. In her diary, Chesnut adeptly balances her personal traumas with the larger struggles the South faced during the Civil War. A Diary from Dixie is often recognized as one of the most important Southern literary works of the nineteenth century
 
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Alternative Names
Chesnut, Mary

Chesnut Mary 1823-1886

Chesnut, Mary B. 1823-1886

Chesnut, Mary Boykin.

Chesnut, Mary Boykin 1823-1886

Chesnut, Mary Boykin Miller

Chesnut, Mary Boykin Miller 1823-1886

Mary Boykin Chesnut Amerikaans dagboekschrijfster (1823-1886)

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Mary Chesnut US-amerikanische Autorin und Zeitzeugin des Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieges

Miller Chesnut, Mary

Miller Chesnut, Mary Boykin.

Miller Mary 1823-1886

Miller, Mary Chesnut Boykin 1823-1886

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Languages
English (176)

Spanish (8)

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Two novelsMary Chesnut's Civil WarThe private Mary Chesnut : the unpublished Civil War diariesTwo novels by Mary ChesnutA diary from DixieThe private Mary Chesnut : the unpublished Civil War diariesConfederate women