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Mary Boykin Chesnut: A Confederate Woman's Life (American Profiles)

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ISBN-13: 978-0945612476
ISBN-10: 0945612478
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Developing Chesnut as a representative example of the Southern aristocracy, DeCredico contrasts her experiences (illustrated by numerous quotations from her diaries and other writings) to those of other classes within the South. This rich backdrop of social and political history based on recent scholarship not only clarifies Chesnut's experiences but challenges readers to reflect on the South's class structure and the significance of the Confederacy's fall. . . . Exceptionally well-written. (Choice)

A very good and much needed introduction to Mary Chesnut's life and writings. Mary DeCredico's book will appeal to students and anyone interested in one of the Confederacy's most fascinating figures. (George C. Rable)

About the Author

Mary A. DeCredico teaches history at the U.S. Naval Academy. She is also the author of Patriotism for Profit: Georgia's Urban Entrepreneurs and the Confederate War Effort.

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Product Details

  • Series: American Profiles
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0945612478
  • ISBN-13: 978-0945612476
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,119,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 21, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is one of the best books around in the growing fields of both women's history and the history of the American South. DeCredico, a professor at the United States Naval Academy who is one of today's most respected Civil War historians, paints a fascinating picture of one Southern woman's life before, during, and after the Civil War. A must read for scholars and interested lay readers alike!
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Well written incite into a women's view of the Civil War. I now would like to read Mary Chesnut's journals.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marilyn A. Kent on March 24, 2013
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This book is a must read for all women, especially we who live in the northern states. The author is a distinguished professor at the United States Naval Academy.
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