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

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1996 - Social Science - 326 pages
18 Reviews
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize
Winner of the Avery Craven Prize
In the ante-bellum South, women from elite slaveholding families were raised to consider themselves not so much as "women" but as "ladi
  

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Review: Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War (The Fred W. Morrison Series in Southern Studies)

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There's poetry that makes you love poetry, and novels that make you love novels and history books that make you love reading history. And this is one of them a fascinating, absorbing book about the ... Read full review

Review: Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War (The Fred W. Morrison Series in Southern Studies)

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Fascinating book about women (and gender, class, and race) in the South during the Civil War. Read full review

Contents

Changed Households and Changing Lives 50
30
Confederate Women and Slavery
55
We Must Go to Work Too
80
Husbands and Wives
114
Reading and Writing
153
Confederate Women and Yankee Men
196
The Garb of Gender
220
Patriotism Sacrifice and SelfInterest
234
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Drew Cilpin Faust is Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania.

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