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Brenda Chambers McKean - Author

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Books by Brenda Chambers McKean

Blood and War at My Doorstep

Blood and War at My Doorstep

Author: Brenda Chambers McKean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2011

Blood and War at My Doorstep

Blood and War at My Doorstep

Author: Brenda Chambers McKean Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2011

Blood and War at My Doorstep

Blood and War at My Doorstep

Author: Brenda Chambers McKean Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2011

"e;Between these pages the reader will learn that North Carolina citizens did not idly standby as their soldiers marched off to war. The women worked themselves into patrioticexhaustion through Aid Societies. Civilians with different means of support from thelower class to the plantation mistress wrote the governor complaining of hoarding,speculation, the tithe, bushwhackers, unionism, conscription, and exemptions.Never before had so many died due to guerilla warfare. Unknown before starvingwomen with weapons stormed the merchant or warehouses in search for food. Othersturned to smuggling, spying, or natures oldest profession.Information from period newspapers, as well as mostly unpublished letters, tell their stories."e;