Richmond During the War: Four Years of Personal Observation

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U of Nebraska Press, 1 sty 1996 - 389
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The Civil War turned the genteel world of Virginia society upside-down for Sallie Brock Putnam. She lived in the Confederate capital of Richmond throughout the war and saw it transformed from a quiet town of culture to a swollen refugee camp, black-market center, prison venue, and hospital complex. As the smoke from nearby battlefields drifted into town, swaggering young soldiers and ambulance trains filled the streets. Putnam describes the excitement of secession giving way to sacrifice and grim determination, the women of Richmond aiding the war effort, the funerals and hasty weddings, the reduced circumstances of even the "best" families, and the despicable profiteering. Asserting that "every woman was to some extent a politician, " she offers keen analyses of military engagements, criticizes political decisions, and provides accounts of the Richmond Bread Riot of 1863 and the inauguration of Jefferson Davis that have been praised by historians. The war brought the battlefield into the house, forcing women into unaccustomed roles and forever changing the old social order. Virginia Scharff is an associate professor of history at the University of New Mexico and the author of Taking the Wheel: Women and the Coming of the Motor Age.
 

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I purchased this book while in Richmond and started reading while there as well. It is a great first hand account of the war and southern perspective on the American Civil War. I enjoyed the honesty ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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INTRODUCTION
xiii
CHAPTER III
26
CHAPTER VI
42
CHAPTER IX
56
INCIDENTS OF BATTLE
68
CHAPTER XIII
75
CHAPTER XVII
94
CHAPTER XVIII
101
SPIES
211
THE FALL OP VICKSBURGITS EFFECT
233
CHAPTER XLVIII
250
CHRISTMAS 1864OPENING OF THE NEW YEAR
267
THE CONFEDERATE CONGRESS IN THE WINTER OF 18634
274
PROPOSED EVACUATION OF RICHMONDREMOVAL OF THE TREAS
288
CHAPTER LVIII
299
CHAPTER LX
305

CHAPTER XX
109
CHAPTER XXII
116
CHAPTER XXV
132
JACKSONS CAMPAIGN IN THE VALLEY
137
CHAPTER XXVIII
144
CHAPTER XXIX
155
CHAPTER XXXI
161
CHAPTER XXXIV
169
CHAPTER XXXVI
180
CHAPTER XXXVII
188
CHAPTER XXXIX
202
CHAPTER LXI
312
CHAPTER LXIII
321
CHAPTER LXV
331
CHAPTER LXVII
340
CAPTURE OF FORT FISHEROCCUPATION OF WILMINGTON
347
CHAPTER LXX
357
CHAPTER LXXIII
371
CHAPTER LXXV
380
LIFE IN THE OLD LAND YET
388
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Virginia Scharff is an associate professor of history at the University of New Mexico and the author of Taking the Wheel: Women and the Coming of the Motor Age.

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