Confederate Phoenix: Rebel Children and Their Families in South Carolina / Edition 3

Confederate Phoenix: Rebel Children and Their Families in South Carolina / Edition 3

by Edmund L. Drago
     
 

ISBN-10: 0823229378

ISBN-13: 9780823229376

Pub. Date: 10/15/2008

Publisher: Fordham University Press

In this innovative book, Edmund L. Drago tells the first full story of white children and their families in the most militant Southern state, and the state where the Civil War erupted. Drawing on a rich array of sources, many of them formerly untapped, Drago shows how the War transformed the domestic world of the white South. Households were devastated by disease,

Overview

In this innovative book, Edmund L. Drago tells the first full story of white children and their families in the most militant Southern state, and the state where the Civil War erupted. Drawing on a rich array of sources, many of them formerly untapped, Drago shows how the War transformed the domestic world of the white South. Households were devastated by disease, death, and deprivation. Young people took up arms like adults, often with tragic results. Thousands of fathers and brothers died in battle; many returned home with grave physical and psychological wounds. Widows and orphans often had to fend for themselves.From the first volley at Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor to the end of Reconstruction, Drago explores the extraordinary impact of war and defeat on the South Carolina home front. He covers a broad spectrum, from the effect of boy soldierson the ideals of childhood and child rearing to changes in education, marriage customs, and community as well as family life. He surveys the children's literature of the era and explores the changing dimensions of Confederate patriarchal society. By studying the implications of the War and its legacy in cultural memory, Drago unveils the conflicting perspectives of South Carolina children-white and black-today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823229376
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
10/15/2008
Series:
Reconstructing America Series
Edition description:
3
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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