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Evans charts the journey of two southern women toward ultimate self-realization through their service in the war-torn Confederacy. Discarding the theme of romantic fulfillment, Evans skillfully crafts a novel about women compelled by the departure and death of so many southern men to find meaning in their own 'single blessedness, ' rather than in marriage.
About the Author
Drew Gilpin Faust is Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of several books, including The Creation of Confederate Nationalism: Ideology and Identity in the Civil war South and James Henry Hammond and the Old South: A Design for Mastery, for which she received the Charles S. Sydnor Award.