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
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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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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

I read this book because it won the 1997 Parkmqan Prize. It is the 22nd such winner I have read. The book is based on solid and extensive research in original materials. One has to conclude that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stormrose - LibraryThing

5/20 Fantastic. One of those beautifully written histories that reads like literature. Faust is a great writer, and an amazing historian, and through her book, the struggles of the women in the south ... 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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