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Southern Stories Slaveholders in Peace and War by Drew Gilpin Faust
  

Southern Stories Slaveholders in Peace and War

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Southern Stories Slaveholders in Peace and War by Drew Gilpin Faust

An investigation into the experiences of wealthy planters, soldiers, intellectuals, and Confederate women. In this book, attention is given to southern thought and belief, to southern society and culture during the Civil War, and to the role of gender relations within the Confederate South.

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The book gives a vivid picture of people's thoughts and deeds as they were involved in various situations brought on by the war. An excellent book for any Civil War or southern culture collection. -- Library Journal Her style of writing is equal to the quality of her research and the ingenuity of her insights. . . . One hasn't enjoyed the Civil War through a woman's eyes as much as in this book since Mrs. Chesnut's diary and Margaret Mitchell's novel. --Southern Seen No neoconfederate she. Drew Faust writes about the South with affectionate understanding, but always with a sharp, critical eye. In these excellent essays, these stories, she remembers that, within the Confederacy, there were, along with the galloping white males, not only black men, but also black and white women who had their own idea of things. --William S. McFeely As with her treatment of male slaveholders in peace, Faust's portraits of Confederate women in wartime illustrate the interplay between ideas and reality and place the slaveholders securely in the context of their own society. The result is a historically grounded and intellectually sophisticated approach that is rarely adversarial or dismissive of differing viewpoints. --Reviews in American History Southern Stories is an excellent collection of essays that illustrates all Faust's own storytelling genius that has made her one of the most widely read and insightful southern historians of our age. --Georgia Historical Quarterly No neoconfederate she. Drew Faust writes about the South with affectionate understanding, but always with a sharp, critical eye. In these excellent essays, these stories, she remembers that, within the Confederacy, there were, along with the galloping white males, not only black men, but also black and white women who had their own idea of things. --William S. McFeely Southern Stories is an excellent collection of essays that illustrates all Faust's own storytelling genius that has made her one of the most widely read and insightful southern historians of our age. --Georgia Historical Quarterly The book gives a vivid picture of people's thoughts and deeds as they were involved in various situations brought on by the war. An excellent book for any Civil War or southern culture collection. -- Library Journal Her style of writing is equal to the quality of her research and the ingenuity of her insights. . . . One hasn't enjoyed the Civil War through a woman's eyes as much as in this book since Mrs. Chesnut's diary and Margaret Mitchell's novel. --Southern Seen As with her treatment of male slaveholders in peace, Faust's portraits of Confederate women in wartime illustrate the interplay between ideas and reality and place the slaveholders securely in the context of their own society. The result is a historically grounded and intellectually sophisticated approach that is rarely adversarial or dismissive of differing viewpoints. --Reviews in American History The book gives a vivid picture of people's thoughts and deeds as they were involved in various situations brought on by the war. An excellent book for any Civil War or southern culture collection. -- Library Journal Her style of writing is equal to the quality of her research and the ingenuity of her insights. . . . One hasn't enjoyed the Civil War through a woman's eyes as much as in this book since Mrs. Chesnut's diary and Margaret Mitchell's novel. --Southern Seen No neoconfederate she. Drew Faust writes about the South with affectionate understanding, but always with a sharp, critical eye. In these excellent essays, these stories, she remembers that, within the Confederacy, there were, along with the galloping white males, not only black men, but also black and white women who had their own idea of things. --William S. McFeely As with her treatment of male slaveholders in peace, Faust's portraits of Confederate women in wartime illustrate the interplay between ideas and reality and place the slaveholders securely in the context of their own society. The result is a historically grounded and intellectually sophisticated approach that is rarely adversarial or dismissive of differing viewpoints. --Reviews in American History Southern Stories is an excellent collection of essays that illustrates all Faust's own storytelling genius that has made her one of the most widely read and insightful southern historians of our age. --Georgia Historical Quarterly


About the Author

Drew Gilpin Faust is the author of A Sacred Circle: The Dilemma of the Intellectual in the Old South, James Henry Hammond and the Old South: A Design for Mastery, and The Creation of Confederate Nationalism: Ideology and Identity in the Civil War South. She is Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Publication date

1st August 1994

Author

Drew Gilpin Faust

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Publisher

University of Missouri Press

Format

Paperback
264 pages

Categories

Social & cultural history
History of the Americas
Cultural studies
Gender studies, gender groups

ISBN

9780826209757

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