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Tokens of Affection: The Letters of a Planter's Daughter in the Old South (Southern Voices from the Past: Women's Letters, Diaries, and Writings) Hardcover – April 1, 1996


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Product Details

  • Series: Southern Voices from the Past: Women's Letters, Diaries, and Writings
  • Hardcover: 444 pages
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press; First Edition edition (April 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0820317276
  • ISBN-13: 978-0820317274
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,122,505 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Chatty, thoughtful, and often charming . . . The richness of Maria's letters is enhanced by Bleser's careful editing. Instead of a lengthy biographical introduction, Bleser provides running headings to the letters detailing movements of key family members, identifying important characters, and offering other information designed to help the reader understand them. Bleser is thoroughly familiar with Maria Bryan's social milieu and shares her knowledge fully yet unobtrusively."--Journal of American History

About the Author

Carol K. Bleser is Kathryn and Calhoun Lemon Distinguished Professor of History at Clemson University, and series editor for Southern Voices from the Past: Women's Letters, Diaries, and Writings. Her books include In Joy and Sorrow: Women, Family and Marriage in the Victorian South, 1830-1900; Secret and Sacred: The Diaries of James Henry Hammond, A Southern Slaveholder; and The Hammonds of Redcliffe.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By freegratis@aol.com on February 15, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Those who are disappointed by the dregs of antebellum women's diaries predominating in publishing today will find plenty to make them happy here. This book is chatty, gossipy, quite frank and revealing, yet informative; in all, a true window into the lives of two sisters. I recommend it highly as a read, however; as a $45 purchase...go see if the library has it first. -Marianna
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By Sonya Blade on October 12, 2013
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I purchased this book because Maria Bryan was a friend of my ancestor and wrote of her in several letters. This book is very well written from preface explaining how these letters were discovered, the effort put into transcribing and publishing them to identifying the people named and the history of the area they lived in. You don't have to have a personal connection to Mt Zion (Hancock County) Georgia to enjoy this book.
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