Moments of Despair: Suicide, Divorce, & Debt in Civil War Era North Carolina

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2011 - History - 296 pages
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During the Civil War era, black and white North Carolinians were forced to fundamentally reinterpret the morality of suicide, divorce, and debt as these experiences became pressing issues throughout the region and nation. In Moments of Despair, Dav
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
BY HIS OWN HAND Suicide
7
TO LOOSEN THE BANDS OF SOCITEY Divorce
71
ENSLAVED BY DEBT The Culture of Credit and Debt
137
Conclusion
217
Methodological Problems in Studying the History of Suicide
221
NOTES
225
BIBLIOGRAPHY
259
INDEX
291
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David Silkenat is assistant professor of history and education at North Dakota State University.

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