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Chesnut, Mary Boykin 1823-1886

Works: 70 works in 213 publications in 2 languages and 13,534 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Biography  Sources  Diaries  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: E487, 973.782
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A diary from Dixie by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )
56 editions published between 1905 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 778 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 472 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of her "diaries," Mary Chesnut's other works chronicling her experiences in the Civil War South have remained unpublished and virtually unknown until now."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 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 by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 18 libraries worldwide
The private Mary Chesnut : the unpublished Civil War diaries by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
HAGEN, D.A.: Songs (Crowder, Moore, S. Stern) ( file )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Mary Chesnut's Civil War by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Mary Chesnut's Civil War by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Myrta Lockett Avary papers by Myrta Lockett Avary( Book )
in English and held by 1 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
Papers ( Archival Material )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Three letters, 1847-1848, from the Governor's wife, Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning (whose relation as niece, sister, wife, mother, aunt and grandmother, to six South Carolina governors was featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not) are to her son, John Laurence, and his future wife, Sally Bland Clarke of Virginia. Manning's correspondents during the Civial War years (William Henry Trescot, Generals Joseph E. Johnston and William Preston (of Ky.), John LeConte, Edward McCrady, Jr. and Sr., John J. McRae, James Simons, William Porcher Miles, Edward Boykin and Franklin J. Moses, Sr.) disclose or discuss the problems of refugees, opposition to the S.C. Executive Council, Manning's second gubernatorial candidacy, production of saltpeter for gunpowder, turpentine and other "medicinal" liquors, military operations in Charleston Harbor, opposition to Jefferson Davis, scarcity and exchange of food and other provisions, supplies of corn for troops in North Carolina and Virginia, operation of the Wilmington and Manchester Railroad and the military career of Manning's son, Richard
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( Computer File )
1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 1 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
Two novels by Mary Chesnut by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Chesnut, Mary
Chesnut Mary 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)
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
English (163)
Spanish (7)
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