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Mary Boykin Chesnut : a Confederate woman's life

Author: Mary A DeCredico
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland ; Oxford, England : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2002. ©1998
Series: American profiles (Madison, Wis.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chesnut's keen insight into political, economic, and social developments makes her an excellent source to understand the Southern homefront during the Civil War.
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Biography
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DeCredico, Mary A.
Mary Boykin Chesnut : a Confederate woman's life.
Lanham, Maryland ; Oxford, England : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2002, ©1998
xv, 176 pages
Named Person: Mary Boykin Chesnut; Mary Boykin Chesnut
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary A DeCredico
ISBN: 9781461639169 1461639166
OCLC Number: 891382071
Description: 1 online resource (193 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: AMERICAN PROFILES; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Editor's Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter One --
Southern Daughter: "The World Seemed a Place Where One Could Be Very Jolly"; Chapter Two --
Marriage and Politics: "I Take This Somnolent Life Coolly"; Chapter Three --
1860-1861: "Lincoln Was Elected and Our Fate Sealed"; Chapter Four --
1862: "We Have No Breathing Time Given Us"; Chapter Five --
1863: "Anxiety Pervades"; Chapter Six --
1864: "The Deep Waters Are Closing Over Us"; Chapter Seven --
1865: "The Grand Smash Has Come." Chapter Eight --
"Cry Aloud for All That is Past & Gone"Epilogue --
The Diary from Dixie; Suggested Reading; Index.
Series Title: American profiles (Madison, Wis.)
Responsibility: Mary A. DeCredico.

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