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Wonderful book from a differnt view
on October 3, 2012
I had to read this book for my History 497 class at Southeastern Louisiana University and I must say it was a good read. I actually enjoyed reading a book that I was forced to read. Ms Faust shows us a different side of the Civil War and the women who lived through it in the South. Much of the book is about the Elite Southern White Women who were left behind to take care of everything at home. It shows how many of them struggled with the new life that was thrust upon them by having to take up tasks that they had never done before. Many were left to run the planataions which they had no idea how to do. These "elite" women learned the hard way how hard life can be.