From the Inside Flap
"The story of women in Civil War Florida is either untold or mythologized. In this finely crafted and engaging social portrait of Floridas women during the Civil War, Tracy J. Revels fills this void. Revelss compelling narrative, drawn largely from underutilized manuscript materials, offers general readers and scholars vivid images of Floridas 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.