A Blockaded Family: Life in Southern Alabama During the Civil War / Edition 2

A Blockaded Family: Life in Southern Alabama During the Civil War / Edition 2

by Parthenia Hague
     
 

ISBN-10: 0817352759

ISBN-13: 9780817352752

Pub. Date: 05/15/2005

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

A memorable and fascinating glimpse into the Civil War home front.
Parthenia Hague experienced the Civil War while employed as a schoolteacher on a plantation near Eufaula, Alabama. This book recounts how a frightened and war-weary household dealt with privations during the blockade imposed on the South by the federal navy. The memoir of Parthenia Hague

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A memorable and fascinating glimpse into the Civil War home front.
Parthenia Hague experienced the Civil War while employed as a schoolteacher on a plantation near Eufaula, Alabama. This book recounts how a frightened and war-weary household dealt with privations during the blockade imposed on the South by the federal navy. The memoir of Parthenia Hague is a detailed look at the ingenious industry and self-sufficiency employed by anxious citizens as the northern army closed in.

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese is Eleonore Raoul Professor of Humanities at Emory University and author of a number of volumes, including Within the Plantation Household; Black and White Women of the Old South.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817352752
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
05/15/2005
Edition description:
2
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction to the Bison Book Edition,
CHAPTER I. Beginnings of the Secession Movement — A Negro Wedding,
CHAPTER II. Devices rendered necessary by the Blockade — How the South met a Great Emergency,
CHAPTER III. War-time Scenes on an Alabama Plantation — Southern Women — Their Ingenuity and Courage,
CHAPTER IV. How Cloth was dyed — How Shoes, Thread, Hats, and Bonnets were Manufactured,
CHAPTER V. Homespun Dresses — Home-made Buttons and Pasteboard — Uncle Ben,
CHAPTER VI. Aunt Phillis and her Domestic Trials — Knitting around the Fireside — Tramp, Tramp of the Spinners,
CHAPTER VII. Weaving Heavy Cloth — Expensive Prints — "Blood will tell",
CHAPTER VIII. Substitutes for Coffee — Raspberry-leaf Tea — Home-made Starch, Putty, And Cement — Spinning Bees,
CHAPTER IX. Old-time Hoopskirts — How the Slaves lived — Their Barbecues,
CHAPTER X. Painful Realities of Civil Strife — Straitened Condition of the South — Treatment of Prisoners,
CHAPTER XI. Homespun Weddings — A Pathetic Incident — Approach of the Northern Army,
CHAPTER XII. Pillage And Plunder — "Papa's Fine Stock" — The South Overrun by Soldiers,
CHAPTER XIII. Return of the Vanquished — Poverty of the Confederates,
CHAPTER XIV. Repairing Damages — A Mother made Happy — Conclusion,

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