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The Resource Keep the days : reading the Civil War diaries of Southern women, Steven M. Stowe

Keep the days : reading the Civil War diaries of Southern women, Steven M. Stowe

Label
Keep the days : reading the Civil War diaries of Southern women
Title
Keep the days
Title remainder
reading the Civil War diaries of Southern women
Statement of responsibility
Steven M. Stowe
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Americans wrote fiercely during the Civil War. War surprised, devastated, and opened up imagination, taking hold of Americans' words as well as their homes and families. The personal diary--wildly ragged yet rooted in day following day--was one place Americans wrote their war. Diaries, then, have become one of the best-known, most-used sources for exploring the life of the mind in a war-torn place and time. Delving into several familiar wartime diaries kept by women of the southern slave-owning class, Steven Stowe recaptures their motivations to keep the days close even as war tore apart the brutal system of slavery that had benefited them. Whether the diarists recorded thoughts about themselves, their opinions about men, or their observations about slavery, race, and warfare, Stowe shows how these women, by writing the immediate moment, found meaning in a changing world. In studying the inner lives of these unsympathetic characters, Stowe also explores the importance--and the limits--of historical empathy as a condition for knowing the past, demonstrating how these plain, first-draft texts can offer new ways to make sense of the world in which these Confederate women lived."--Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stowe, Steven M.
Dewey number
973.7082
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E628
LC item number
.S76 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Civil War America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Women, White
  • Slaveholders
Label
Keep the days : reading the Civil War diaries of Southern women, Steven M. Stowe
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-193) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : words of war -- Cast of characters : the diarists -- Reading the diary -- Keeping the diary -- Wartime -- Men -- Slaves -- Herself -- Appendix : a guide to the diaries and diarists
Control code
on1005580889
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxv, 199 pages
Isbn
9781469640969
Lccn
2017048916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005580889
Label
Keep the days : reading the Civil War diaries of Southern women, Steven M. Stowe
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-193) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : words of war -- Cast of characters : the diarists -- Reading the diary -- Keeping the diary -- Wartime -- Men -- Slaves -- Herself -- Appendix : a guide to the diaries and diarists
Control code
on1005580889
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxv, 199 pages
Isbn
9781469640969
Lccn
2017048916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005580889

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