Southern Families at War: Loyalty and Conflict in the Civil War South / Edition 1

Southern Families at War: Loyalty and Conflict in the Civil War South / Edition 1

by Catherine Clinton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195136845

ISBN-13: 9780195136845

Pub. Date: 06/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Whether it was planter patriarchs struggling to maintain authority, or Jewish families coerced by Christian evangelicalism, or wives and mothers left behind to care for slaves and children, the Civil War took a terrible toll. From the bustling sidewalks of Richmond to the parched plains of the Texas frontier, from the rich Alabama black belt to the Tennessee

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Whether it was planter patriarchs struggling to maintain authority, or Jewish families coerced by Christian evangelicalism, or wives and mothers left behind to care for slaves and children, the Civil War took a terrible toll. From the bustling sidewalks of Richmond to the parched plains of the Texas frontier, from the rich Alabama black belt to the Tennessee woodlands, no corner of the South went unscathed. Through the prism of the southern family, this volume of twelve original essays provides fresh insights into this watershed in American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195136845
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contributorsix
Introduction Southern Families at War: Loyalty and Conflict during the Civil War3
1.Looking for Lost Kin: Efforts to Reunite Freed Families after Emancipation15
2.For Better or for Worse: Black Families and "the State" in Civil War Virginia35
3.In the Shadow of the Old Constitution: Black Civil War Veterans and the Persistence of Slave Marriage Customs59
4."Of Necessity and Public Benefit": Southern Families and Their Appeals for Protection77
5."High with Courage and Hope": The Middleton Family's Civil War101
6."The White Wings of Eros": Courtship and Marriage in Confederate Richmond119
7."Good Angels": Confederate Widowhood in Virginia133
8."A Family of Women and Children": The Fains of East Tennessee during Wartime155
9.Power, Sex, and Gender Roles: The Transformation of an Alabama Planter Family during the Civil War175
10.Taking Up the Cross: Conversion among Black and White Jews in the Civil War South193
11.In the Far Corner of the Confederacy: A Question of Conscience for German-Speaking Texans211
12.Patriarchy in the World Where There Is No Parting?: Power Relations in the Confederate Heaven229

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