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
     
 

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

Introduction
1. Looking for Lost Kin: Efforts to Reunite Freed Families after Emancipation, Michael P. Johnson
2. For Better of Worse: Black Families and 'the State' in Civil War Virginia, Michelle A. Krowl
3. In the Shadow of the Old Constitution: Black Civil War Veterans and the Persistence of Slave Marriage Customs, Donald R. Shaffer
4. "Of Necessity and Public Benefit": Southern Families and their Appeals for Protection, Amy E. Murrell
5. "High with Courage and Hope": The Middleton Family's Civil War, Judith Lee Hunt
6. "The White Wings of Eros": Courtship and Marriage in Confederate Richmond, E. Susan Barber
7. "Good Angels": Confederate Widows in Virginia, Jennifer Lynn Gross
8. "A Family of Women and Children": The Fains of East Tennessee during Wartime, Daniel W. Stowell
9. Power, Sex, and Gender Roles: The Transformation of an Alabama Planter Family during the Civil War, Henry Walker
10. Taking up the Cross: Conversion among Black and White Jews in the Civil War South, Lauren F. Winner
11. In the Far Corner of the Confederacy: A Question of Conscience for German-Speaking Texans, Anne J. Bailey
12. Patriarchy in the World Where There is No Parting?: Power Relations in Confederate Heaven, Ted Ownby

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