Mary Chesnut's Civil War Epic.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (348 p.)ISBN: 9780226773315Subject(s): Chesnut, Mary Boykin Miller, -- 1823-1886. -- Diary from Dixie | Confederate States of America -- History -- Sources | Electronic books. -- local | Southern States -- Biography -- History and criticism | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate -- History and criticism | Women -- Southern States -- Diaries -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mary Chesnut's Civil War EpicDDC classification: 818 LOC classification: E487Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Walls: Epic in Miniature -- 3. Seeds: Fertility, Flowers, and Fratricide -- 4. Seeds: Fruits and Famine -- 5. Words: Reading and Writing -- 6. Smells: The Stench of Slavery and Sentiment -- 7. Masks: Theatricals in Black -- 8. Masks: Theatricals in White -- 9. Revolt: Family Troubles in the House Divided -- 10. Revolt: More Family Troubles in the House Divided -- 11. Recognition: Looking Defeat in the Face -- Notes -- Index
A genteel southern intellectual, saloniste, and wife to a prominent colonel in Jefferson Davis's inner circle, Mary Chesnut today is remembered best for her penetrating Civil War diary. Composed between 1861 and 1865 and revised thoroughly from the late 1870s until Chesnut's death in 1886, the diary was published first in 1905, again in 1949, and later, to great acclaim, in 1981. This complicated literary history and the questions that attend it-which edition represents the real Chesnut? To what genre does this text belong?-may explain why the document largely has, until now, been overlooked i
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Julia A. Stern is associate professor of English and American Studies and the Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University. She is the author of The Plight of Feeling: Sympathy and Dissent in the Early American Novel , also published by the University of Chicago Press.