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Chesnut, Mary Boykin Miller 1823-1886

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Works: 76 works in 198 publications in 3 languages and 13,210 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Biography  Sources  Diaries  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives 
Roles: Singer
Classifications: E487, 973.782
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A diary from Dixie by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut ( Book )
35 editions published between 1905 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 564 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 Miller Chesnut ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 476 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of her "diaries," Mary Chesnut's other works chronicling her experiences in the Civil War South have remained unpublished and virtually unknown until now."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
A diary from Dixie, as written by Mary Boykin Chesnut, wife of James Chesnut, Jr., United States senator from South Carolina, 1859-1861, and afterward an aide to Jefferson Davis and a brigadier-general in the Confederate army by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut ( Book )
9 editions published between 1905 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary Chesnut's Civil War by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut ( Book )
9 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 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
La guerra civil de Mary Chesnut o Cómo la más rancia dama de la aristocracia confederada lo cuenta todo : (texto bilingüe) by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut ( )
3 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The private Mary Chesnut : the unpublished Civil War diaries by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Páginas de un diario de la Guerra Civil by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La guerra civil de Mary Chesnut o Cómo la mas rancia dama de la aristocracia lo cuenta todo : (texto bilingüe) by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A diary from Dixie by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut ( )
1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary Chesnut's diary by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut ( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An unrivalled account of the American Civil War from the Confederate perspective. One of the most compelling personal narratives of the Civil War, Mary Chesnut's Diary was written between 1861 and 1865. As the daughter of a wealthy plantation owner and the wife of an aide to the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, Chesnut was well acquainted with the Confederacy's prominent players and-from the very first shots in Charleston, South Carolina-diligently recorded her impressions of the conflict's most significant moments. One of the most frequently cited memoirs of the war, Mary Chesnut's Diary captures the urgency and nuance of the period in an epic rich with commentary on race, status, and power within a nation divided
Mary Chesnut's Civil War by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A diary from Dixie (1860-'5) by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut ( Book )
1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Papers ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Letters of Manning's post-war correspondents (including James Conner, William Pinckney Starke, Edward Boykin, George S. Cameron , William M. Shannon, Manton Marble, Wade Hampton III, and Hugh Smith Thompson) often discuss adjustments to life during Reconstruction and in New South, and contain information on political patronage and pardon, race relations, the phosphate industry, the S.C. Constitution of 1868, the Tax Payer's Convention of 1874, removal of Joseph and John LeConte and their families to California, the Patrons of Husbandry and the National Grange movement, the Samuel J. Tilden's presidential campaign in 1876
Papers by Myrta Lockett Avary ( )
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
Spectrum opera, Broadway, & sacred works by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in Multiple languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A diary from Dixie, as written by Mary by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut ( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Mary Chesnut's Civil War by Mary Boykin Miller 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 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 Miller 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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