Blood & irony : Southern white women's narratives of the Civil War, 1861-1937 (Book, 2004) []
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Blood & irony : Southern white women's narratives of the Civil War, 1861-1937

Author: Sarah E Gardner
Publisher: Chapel Hill [N.C.] : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In fiction, diaries, biographies, personal papers, educational texts, historical writings, and through the work of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, southern white women sought to tell and preserve what they considered to be the truth about the war. In doing so, they shaped the myth of the Lost Cause and tried to restore dignity and valor to the public image of the South. Women worked both independently and

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Genre/Form: Personal narratives, Confederate
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Personal narratives
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gardner, Sarah E.
Blood & irony.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2003
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah E Gardner
ISBN: 0807828181 9780807828182 080785767X 9780807857670
OCLC Number: 54089211
Notes: Based on the author's doctoral thesis, Emory University.
Description: x, 341 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Everywoman her own historian --
Pen and ink warriors, 1861-1865 --
Countrywomen in captivity, 1865-1877 --
A view from the mountain, 1877-1895 --
The imperative of historical inquiry, 1895-1905 --
Righting the wrongs of history, 1905-1915 --
Moderns confront the Civil War, 1916-1936 --
Everything that rises must converge.
Other Titles: Blood and irony
Responsibility: Sarah E. Gardner.
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During the Civil War, its devastating aftermath, and the decades following, many southern white women turned to writing as a way to make sense of their experiences. Combining varied historical and  Read more...


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