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Grander in Her Daughters: Florida's Women during the Civil War Hardcover – November 1, 2004


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  • Hardcover: 205 pages
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press (November 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570035598
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570035593
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,953,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The story of women in Civil War Florida is either untold or mythologized. In this finely crafted and engaging social portrait of Florida’s women during the Civil War, Tracy J. Revels fills this void. Revels’s compelling narrative, drawn largely from underutilized manuscript materials, offers general readers and scholars vivid images of Florida’s Civil War home front through the eyes of its women."—James M. Denham, Department of History, Florida Southern College, and coeditor of Echoes from a Distant Frontier: The Brown Sisters’ Correspondence from Antebellum Florida

"This major book in Florida history utilizes new and familiar primary sources and the latest printed scholarship. Tracy J. Revels has fashioned an objective, balanced, and well written account of women in Florida during the Civil War. With an impressive mastery of quotes, she details the lives of plantation, middle class, cracker, pro-Unionist, and slave women. The fascinating work highlights their common concerns and highlights their differences in a convincing way."—William Warren Rogers, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Florida State University

About the Author

Born in Madison, Florida, Tracy J. Revels is an associate professor of history at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She holds a Ph.D. in history from Florida State University and is the author of Watery Eden: A History of Wakulla Springs. Revels lives in Spartanburg.

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A Florida native, Tracy J. Revels has a passionate love for the history and culture of the Sunshine State. She received her PHD from Florida State University in 1990, where she studied Southern history. Along with articles and reviews, her published works include Watery Eden: A History of Wakulla Springs, Grander in Her Daughters: Florida's Women During the Civil War, and Sunshine Paradise: A History of Florida Tourism. In 2005 the Florida Historical Society awarded Grander in Her Daughters the Rembert Patrick Prize for the best academic work in Florida history.

Revels describes herself as a historical tourist who loves to travel in both the present and the past. Her most recent work, Sunshine Paradise, was inspired by a quest for the origins of Florida's identity as a tourist haven and national playground. The work explores the changing identity of Florida's travelers from the tuberculosis sufferers of the 1820s to the Gen-X adventurers of the twenty-first century.

Revels is currently Professor of History at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Along with her teaching interests in Southern History, Revels also offers classes in the Sherlock Holmes canon and is a member of The Survivors of the Gloria Scott, a Sherlockian scion society.

Revels has also just published her first novel. A Sherlockian pastiche, it takes Holmes on a supernatural journey and pits him against some legendary villains, including Spring Heeled Jack and the Voodoo queen Marie Leveau!



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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Holder on February 15, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I am a high school United States history teacher in Florida and I wanted to learn a little more about what life was like in Florida during and after the civil war. I found this book online and bought it. What a pleasant surprise! I was not expecting such a well-written, well-researched and endearing true account of the lives of these Florida women during the Civil War. Not only is it replete with first hand documentation, but it is comprehensive of all aspects of life and circumstances faced during that time. And what I didn't expect was how involved I became in the lives of these women. I was reading it primarily for research, but certain women's letters and diary entries kept popping up and it started to paint a complete picture of their life, so much so, that when I neared then end of the book and it talked about the loved ones they lost in the war, or how they themselves died... I actually grieved. I didn't realize that I was being emotionally pulled into their lives as I was taking notes and highlighting bits and pieces of information. If you are the least bit interested in Florida history, or women in the civil war (it speaks almost equally about their menfolk as well) YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED with this book. Highly recommended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barbara J. Hill on March 23, 2007
Format: Hardcover
When one thinks of the Civil War one usually congurs images of courageous men fighting for their convictions. Dr. Revels shows us another side of this conflict--courageous women, fighting for their homes, their husbands, their families. This she does with humor (describing the Crackers) and pathos (letters written from the war front to the home). I highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in History and Women's Studies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris Campbell on March 3, 2007
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Well written and fun to read. This may be the first history book I've read since high school and certainly the first to make me appreciate how much of history is really about pretty ordinary people.
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