Based on eyewitness accounts, this book fully and graphically portrays the social conditions which existed in the South during the twelve year Reconstruction period following the downfall of the Confederate States of America. The author deals with such subjects as the oppressive military dictatorship to which the Southern people were subjected, the intrigue of the Loyal (Union) League, the tyranny of the Freedman's Bureau, the corruption of the Carpetbagger Governments, and the rise of Southern secret societies such as the Ku Klux Klan and the Knights of the White Camelia.
|Publisher:||Confederate Reprint Company, The|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)|
About the Author
Myrta Lockett was born in Halifax County, Virginia on December 7, 1857 to Harwood and Augusta (Harper) Lockett, and she was raised and educated in Mecklenberg County. After her marriage to James Corbin Avary, a Georgia physician, in 1884, she lived in Atlanta and there wrote for the Journal, Constitution, and Georgian newspapers. The couple moved to New York in 1890, and Myrta again found an outlet for her writing with various newspapers, including the Christian Herald. She was also the editor of the memoirs of a Confederate officer's wife entitled, a Virginia Girl in the Civil War (1905), and was one of the editors of Mary Boykin Chesnut's famous Diary From Dixie (1905). She maintained lengthy correspondence with several noted literary figures of that era, including Julia Ward Howe, author of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic." A pioneer female humanitarian, Myrta was active with the Salvation Army and the Woman's War Relief Association during World War I, and participated in relief work in India, China, and Cuba. In her latter years, she moved back to Atlanta, where she died in 1946.