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Mothers of Invention : Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War

Mothers of Invention : Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0807855737

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ISBN13: 978-0807855737
ISBN10: 0807855731
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Chapel Hill
Published: 1996
International: No
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Mothers of Invention : Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0807855737

Drew Gilpin Faust

ISBN13: 978-0807855737
ISBN10: 0807855731
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Chapel Hill

Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction : all the relations of life p. 3
What shall we do? : women confront the crisis p. 9
A world of femininity : changed households and changing lives p. 30
Enemies in our households : Confederate women and slavery p. 53
We must go to work, too p. 80
We little knew : husbands and wives p. 114
To be an old maid : single women, courtship, and desire p. 139
An imaginary life : reading and writing p. 153
Though thou slay us : women and religion p. 179
To relieve my bottled wrath : Confederate women and Yankee men p. 196
If I were once released : the garb of gender p. 220
Sick and tired of this horrid war : patriotism, sacrifice, and self-interest p. 234
Epilogue : we shall never ... be the same p. 248
Afterword : the burden of southern history reconsidered p. 255
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