Mary Boykin Chesnut: A Biography

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Louisiana State University Press, 1981 - Biography & Autobiography - 271 pages
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Chesnut is today known chiefly for her firsthand account of life in the Confederate States of America, and her drawing room was a social center for many of the most prominent political and military figures in the Confederacy. Muhlenfeld traces her life in South Carolina as the daughter of a governor and United States senator, through her marriage to a wealthy South Carolina planter, and into the later years of her life, when Chesnut did her most serious writing and her major works.

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Elisabeth Muhlenfeld is President of Sweet Briar College.

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