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"Southern Stories is an excellent collection of essays that illustrates all Faust's own storytelling genius that has made her one of the most widely read and insightful southern historians of our age."--Georgia Historical Quarterly
"As with her treatment of male slaveholders in peace, Faust's portraits of Confederate women in wartime illustrate the interplay between ideas and reality and place the slaveholders securely in the context of their own society. The result is a historically grounded and intellectually sophisticated approach that is rarely adversarial or dismissive of differing viewpoints."--Reviews in American History
"No neoconfederate she. Drew Faust writes about the South with affectionate understanding, but always with a sharp, critical eye. In these excellent essays, these stories, she remembers that, within the Confederacy, there were, along with the galloping white males, not only black men, but also black and white women who had their own idea of things."--William S. McFeely
"Her style of writing is equal to the quality of her research and the ingenuity of her insights. . . . One hasn't enjoyed the Civil War through a woman's eyes as much as in this book since Mrs. Chesnut's diary and Margaret Mitchell's novel."
"The book gives a vivid picture of people's thoughts and deeds as they were involved in various situations brought on by the war. An excellent book for any Civil War or southern culture collection."-- Library Journal