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A belle of the fifties : memoirs of Mrs. Clay of Alabama, covering social and political life in Washington and the South, 1853-66

Author: Virginia Clay-Clopton; Ada Sterling
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This reissue of what has long been considered one of the finest female memoirs of the 19th-century South will provide a new generation of readers with a revealing and unusual perspective on the Civil War era. The author was born into the slaveholding elite and frequented the inner circles of Washington and Confederate Richmond. She later became a leader of the women's suffrage movement. Includes a 1999 introduction  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Personal narratives
Herinneringen (vorm)
Personal narratives, Confederate
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Clay-Clopton, Virginia, 1825-1915.
Belle of the fifties.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1999
(DLC) 99006143
(OCoLC)40805416
Named Person: Virginia Clay-Clopton; Virginia Clay-Clopton
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Clay-Clopton; Ada Sterling
ISBN: 0585296111 9780585296111 9780817309862 0817309861
OCLC Number: 45727466
Notes: Originally published: New York : Doubleday, Page, 1905.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xlviii, 462 pages) : portraits
Responsibility: Virginia Clay-Clopton ; put into narrative form by Ada Sterling (d. 1939) ; with an introduction and annotations by Leah Rawls Atkins, Joseph H. Harrison Jr., and Sara A. Hudson.

Abstract:

This reissue of what has long been considered one of the finest female memoirs of the 19th-century South will provide a new generation of readers with a revealing and unusual perspective on the Civil War era. The author was born into the slaveholding elite and frequented the inner circles of Washington and Confederate Richmond. She later became a leader of the women's suffrage movement. Includes a 1999 introduction and annotations, plus b & w photos and portraits of key figures. Originally published in 1905 by Doubleday, Page and Company.

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