Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War

Mothers of Invention

Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War

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ISBN10: 0807866164 ISBN13: 9780807866160 Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr Published: Feb 1 2010 Pages: 695 Weight: 2.75lbs. Height: 9.75" Width: 7.00" Depth: 1.50" Edition: Large Print Language: English

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When Confederate men marched off to battle, southern women struggled with the new responsibilities of directing farms and plantations, providing for families, and supervising increasingly restive slaves. Drew Faust offers a compelling picture of the more than half-million women who belonged to the slaveholding families of the Confederacy during this period of acute crisis, when every part of these women's lives became vexed and uncertain.

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