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Southern Stories: Slaveholders in Peace and War

Southern Stories: Slaveholders in Peace and War

by Drew Gilpin Faust


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"We all live, I have come to believe, within the stories we tell," writes Drew Faust, "for these tales fashion a coherent direction and identity out of the discontinuities of our past, present, and future."

Forging an identity was an extraordinary task for white southerners of the late antebellum and Civil War era.  In the critically acclaimed Southern Stories:  Slaveholders in Peace and War, Faust investigates the experiences of wealthy planters, common soldiers, intellectuals, and Confederate women.  She breaks especially fresh ground in her attention to southern thought and belief, to southern society and culture during the Civil War, and to the role of gender relations within the Confederate South.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826209757
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Publication date: 08/01/1994
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Drew Gilpin Faust is the author of A Sacred Circle:  The Dilemma of the Intellectual in the Old South, James Henry Hammond and the Old South:  A Design for Mastery, and The Creation of Confederate Nationalism:  Ideology and Identity in the Civil War South.  She is Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania.

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