Mary Chesnut's Diary

Mary Chesnut's Diary

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by Mary Boykin Chesnut
     
 

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An unrivalled account of the American Civil War from the Confederate perspective.

One of the most compelling personal narratives of the Civil War, Mary Chesnut's Diary was written between 1861 and 1865. As the daughter of a wealthy plantation owner and the wife of an aide to the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, Chesnut was wellSee more details below

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An unrivalled account of the American Civil War from the Confederate perspective.

One of the most compelling personal narratives of the Civil War, Mary Chesnut's Diary was written between 1861 and 1865. As the daughter of a wealthy plantation owner and the wife of an aide to the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, Chesnut was well acquainted with the Confederacy's prominent players and-from the very first shots in Charleston, South Carolina-diligently recorded her impressions of the conflict's most significant moments. One of the most frequently cited memoirs of the war, Mary Chesnut's Diary captures the urgency and nuance of the period in an epic rich with commentary on race, status, and power within a nation divided.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101513989
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/26/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
370,554
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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