The Secret Eye: The Journal of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1848-1889

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Virginia Ingraham Burr
University of North Carolina Press, 1990 - History - 469 pages
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The journal of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, spanning the years from 1848 to 1889, is rare for its treatment of both the Civil War and postbellum years and for its candor and detail in treating these eras. Thomas, who was born to wealth and privilege and

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Few diaries by Southern women are as rich as Thomas's account, which marks the transition of a plantation mistress to a school teacher and political activist, thereby charting the change from the Old ... Read full review

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