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Blood & irony Southern white women's narratives of the Civil War, 1861-1937

Author / Creator
Gardner, Sarah E
Available as
Online
Summary

During the Civil War and its aftermath, many southern white women turned to writing as a way to make sense of their experiences. Combining historical and literary sources, Sarah Gardner argues that...

During the Civil War and its aftermath, many southern white women turned to writing as a way to make sense of their experiences. Combining historical and literary sources, Sarah Gardner argues that women served as guardians of the collective memory of the war and helped reshape southern identity.

Creator
Sarah E. Gardner
Format
Books
Publication
  • Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2003
Physical Details
  • 1 online resource (352 p.)
ISBNs
0807861561, 9780807861561, 0807828181
OCLC
ocn476268545, ocm56356643

  • Based on the author's doctoral thesis, Emory University.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-336) and index.
  • English

  • 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
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