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Mothers of Invention

Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War
Faust, Drew Gilpin (Book - 1996 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Mothers of Invention

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When Confederate men marched off to battle, southern women struggled with the new responsibilities of directing farms and plantations, providing for families, and supervising increasingly restive slaves. Drew Faust offers a compelling picture of the more than half-million women who belonged to the slaveholding families of the Confederacy during this period of acute crisis, when every part of these women's lives became vexed and uncertain.
Authors: Faust, Drew Gilpin
Title: Mothers of invention
women of the slaveholding South in the American Civil War
Publisher: Chapel Hill :, University of North Carolina Press,, c1996
Characteristics: xvi, 326 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm
ISBN: 0807822558
Branch Call Number: E628 .F35 1996
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  • SusanWilbanks rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A scholarly but readable look at how the experiences of the Civil War changed the self-concepts of elite Southern women. An interesting read for anyone who wants to take their exploration of the Civil War beyond the battlefield.


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