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Confederate women.


Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press [1975] .
ISBN 0837175348, 083718357X

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Subjects Chesnut, Mary Boykin Miller, 1823-1886.
Chesnut, Mary Boykin.
Clay, Virginia Tunstall.
Clay-Clopton, Virginia, 1825-1915.
Davis, Varina Howell.
Davis, Varina, 1826-1906.
Frau.
USA -- Südstaaten.
United States -- Confederate States of America.
Women -- Confederate States of America.
Women.
Series Contributions in American history ; no. 38.
Description xiv, 204 pages illustrations 22 cm.
Copyright Date [1975]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-198).
Summary Southern women of the 1860's, as here revealed with the help of their own letters and diaries, were decidedly not the clinging vines described in romantic writings of later years. In a very real sense, the tragic Civil War was, for the Confederates, a women's war. Women were ardent in advocating secession. Women were indefatigable in running farms and families and infirmaries while their men fought. Throughout the hopeless war, the women conducted themselves in ways that earned the solid respect of their men, and in ways that won for women the first measured gains toward equality.
Contents Mary Boykin Chesnut: Southern intellectual -- Virginia Tunstall Clay: Alabama belle -- Varina Howell Davis: First Lady, wife, and mother -- Women of the lost cause.
Geographic Area Southern States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)1032153
(OCoLC)ocm01032153
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Wiley, Bell Irvin, 1906-1980.
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