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Scarlett doesn't live here anymore : Southern women in the Civil War era / Laura F. Edwards.

Edwards, Laura F. (Author).


"Scarlett Doesn't Live Here Anymore is a history of the South in the years leading up to and following the Civil War - a history that focuses on the women who made up the fabric of southern life before and during the war and remade themselves and their world after it.".
"Establishing the household as the central institution of southern society, Edwards delineates the inseparable links between domestic relations and civil and political rights in ways that highlight women's active political role throughout the nineteenth century. She draws on diaries, letters, newspaper accounts, government records, legal documents, court proceedings, and other primary sources to explore the experiences and actions of individual women in the changing South, demonstrating how family, kin, personal reputation, and social context all merged with gender, race, and class to shape what particular women could do in particular circumstances.".
"An ideal basic text on society in the Civil War era, Scarlett Doesn't Live Here Anymore demonstrates how women on every step of the social ladder used the resources at their disposal to fashion their own positive identities, to create the social bonds that sustained them in difficult times, and to express powerful social critiques that helped them make sense of their lives. Throughout the period, Edwards shows, women worked actively to shape southern society in ways that fulfilled their hopes for the future."--BOOK JACKET.

Record details

  • ISBN: 0252025687 (acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 9780252025686 (acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 9780252072185 (br)
  • ISBN: 0252072189 (br)
  • Physical Description: x, 271 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2000.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (233-264) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
PART 1: Before. Privilege and its price -- The myth of male independence -- The dilemmas of womanhood in slavery -- -- PART 2: During. Embracing that which would destroy them -- Fighting any longer is fighting against God -- For the freedom of the colored people -- -- PART 3: After. Talking for her rights -- We is poor but we's proud -- This is new and disagreeable work to us all.
Subject: United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Women.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Social aspects.
Women > Confederate States of America > Social conditions.
Confederate States of America > Social conditions.
Women > Southern States > History > 19th century.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College Library.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kirtland Community College Library E 628 .E393 2000 30775305478662 General Collection Available -

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