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Mary Boykin Chesnut : a biography / Elisabeth Muhlenfeld.

Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [1981] .
ISBN 0807108529, 9780807108529

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Subjects Caroline du Sud -- Biographies.
Chesnut, Mary Boykin Miller, 1823-1886.
Chesnut, Mary Boykin Miller.
Chesnut, Mary Boykin.
South Carolina -- Biography.
South Carolina.
Series Southern biography series.
Description xv, 271 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Copyright Date [1981]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-261) and index.
Summary Chesnut is today known chiefly for her firsthand account of life in the Confederate States of America, and her drawing room was a social center for many of the most prominent political and military figures in the Confederacy. Muhlenfeld traces her life in South Carolina as the daughter of a governor and United States senator, through her marriage to a wealthy South Carolina planter, and into the later years of her life, when Chesnut did her most serious writing and her major works.
Contents Perspective and retrospective -- 1823-1836 -- 1836-1840 -- 1840-1860 -- 1861-1865 -- 1865-1876 -- 1877-1881 -- 1882-1886.
Genre Biographie.
Geographic Area South Carolina
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6942444
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Muhlenfeld, Elisabeth, 1944-
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