Sisters of the Confederacy (A Secret Refuge Book #2)


Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1585587907
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Unforgettable Courage and Romance From Lauraine Snelling Warming countless hearts and bringing history to life, Lauraine Snelling's Sisters of the Confederacy is an exciting tale of courage, adventure, and romance. After finding her expected safe haven destroyed, Jesselyn Highwood must decide where to turn next. With no place left to go, Jesselyn decides to head west on the Oregon Trail. Here she encounters hardship, danger on the journey--and love. Meanwhile, her sister, Louisa, smuggles desperately needed supplies for the hospital in Richmond where she helps care for wounded soldiers. As both sisters face the ravages of war, one remains strong in her faith while the other struggles to understand a God who allows such atrocities to continue.

Sisters of the Confederacy


Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publisher: Five Star (ME)
ISBN: 9780786236855
Category: Fiction
Page: 349
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Die Verschwörung der Idioten

Roman
Author: John K Toole
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608102140
Category: Fiction
Page: 450
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Die braven Bürger von New Orleans scheinen nicht besonders viel von Ignatius und seinen Ausrastern zu halten. Der aber ignoriert sie einfach, wenn er seinen massigen Körper zu den Fleischtöpfen der Stadt bewegt. Er führt immerhin einen edlen Kreuzzug gegen das Laster, die Modernität und die Unwissenheit. Doch seine Mutter hält eine hässliche Überraschung für ihn bereit: Nach einem Blechschaden, den sie verursacht hat, wird er von ihr gezwungen, seine rituellen Zornesausbrüche vor dem Fernseher aufzugeben und sich einen Job zu suchen, statt mit Leserbriefen die Welt zu verbessern. Unerschrocken nutzt er die neue Stelle, um seine Mission fortzuführen – und hat dafür jetzt auch noch ein Piratenkostüm und einen Imbissstand zur Hand ... Definitiv einer der originellsten Helden, den die amerikanische Literatur im letzten Jahrhundert hervorgebracht hat.

Grander in Her Daughters

Florida's Women During the Civil War
Author: Tracy J. Revels
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570035593
Category: History
Page: 205
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Though the women of Florida suffered Civil War traumas and privations commensurate with women throughout the Confederacy, few of their experiences have become part of the historical record. With Grander in Her Daughters: Florida's Women during the Civil War Tracy J. Revels rescues from neglect these women and the challenges they faced. Drawing largely on primary source discoveries, Revels recounts the experiences of wives and widows, Unionists and secessionists, black female slaves and their plantation mistresses, business owners and refugees. Revels finds that no matter their political allegiance, these women lived dual lives, divided in their loyalties between what they often perceived as the competing interests of their nation and their families. Isolated and largely unsettled, Florida remained a frontier into the middle of the nineteenth century. At the outbreak of hostilities in 1861 many Floridians embraced the Southern cause, and the state contributed more than its just share of manpower to the Confederacy. Revels shows that Florida's women, however, were not of one mind in their reaction to the conflict. series of United Daughters of the Confederacy scrapbooks, she presents the panorama of war through the eyes of such women. Revels confirms that Florida's white women largely shared in the sisterhood of the Confederacy, supporting the cause by making uniforms, serving as nurses, and raising funds. They took on greater managerial responsibilities on farms and plantations, and they endured hardships and deprivations while awaiting the soldiers' return. Not all of Florida's women were Confederates, however, and Revels brings to light the diversity of the female experience. She demonstrates that slave women grew increasingly resistant to their condition as the war dragged on. Unionist women aided the Federals, free black women found new opportunities for employment, and poor women focused much more on providing for their families than on any cause of a political nature.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 13: Gender
Author: Nancy Bercaw,Ted Ownby
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616726
Category: Reference
Page: 408
View: 7937
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This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture reflects the dramatic increase in research on the topic of gender over the past thirty years, revealing that even the most familiar subjects take on new significance when viewed through the lens of gender. The wide range of entries explores how people have experienced, understood, and used concepts of womanhood and manhood in all sorts of obvious and subtle ways. The volume features 113 articles, 65 of which are entirely new for this edition. Thematic articles address subjects such as sexuality, respectability, and paternalism and investigate the role of gender in broader subjects, including the civil rights movement, country music, and sports. Topical entries highlight individuals such as Oprah Winfrey, the Grimke sisters, and Dale Earnhardt, as well as historical events such as the capture of Jefferson Davis in a woman's dress, the Supreme Court's decision in Loving v. Virginia, and the Memphis sanitation workers' strike, with its slogan, "I AM A MAN." Bringing together scholarship on gender and the body, sexuality, labor, race, and politics, this volume offers new ways to view big questions in southern history and culture.

Confederate Daughters

Coming of Age During the Civil War
Author: Victoria E. Ott
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809328284
Category: History
Page: 215
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Confederate Daughters: Coming of Age during the Civil War explores gender, age, and Confederate identity by examining the lives of teenage daughters of Southern slaveholding, secessionist families. These young women clung tenaciously to the gender ideals that upheld marriage and motherhood as the fulfillment of female duty and to the racial order of the slaveholding South, an institution that defined their status and afforded them material privileges. Author Victoria E. Ott discusses how the loyalty of young Southern women to the fledgling nation, born out of a conservative movement to preserve the status quo, brought them into new areas of work, new types of civic activism, and new rituals of courtship during the Civil War. Social norms for daughters of the elite, their preparation for their roles as Southern women, and their material and emotional connections to the slaveholding class changed drastically during the Civil War. When differences between the North and South proved irreconcilable, Southern daughters demonstrated extraordinary agency in seeking to protect their futures as wives, mothers, and slaveholders. From a position of young womanhood and privilege, they threw their support behind the movement to create a Confederate identity, which was in turn shaped by their participation in the secession movement and the war effort. Their political engagement is evident from their knowledge of military battles, and was expressed through their clothing, social activities, relationships with peers, and interactions with Union soldiers. Confederate Daughters also reveals how these young women, in an effort to sustain their families throughout the war, adjusted to new domestic duties, confronting the loss of slaves and other financial hardships by seeking paid work outside their homes. Drawing on their personal and published recollections of the war, slavery, and the Old South, Ott argues that young women created a unique female identity different from that of older Southern women, the Confederate bellehood. This transformative female identity was an important aspect of the Lost Cause mythology—the version of the conflict that focused on Southern nationalism—and bridged the cultural gap between the antebellum and postbellum periods. Augmented by twelve illustrations, this book offers a generational understanding of the transitional nature of wartime and its effects on women’s self-perceptions. Confederate Daughters identifies the experiences of these teenage daughters as making a significant contribution to the new woman in the New South.

Die Selbstmord-Schwestern


Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644011710
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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«Ein großer Erzähler.» (Der Spiegel) Im Vorstadthaus der Familie Lisbon leben fünf schöne Töchter: die gescheite Therese, die pingelige Mary, die asketische Bonnie, die scharfe Lux und die blasse, lammfromme Cecilia. Als sich die jüngste von ihnen aus dem Fenster stürzt, beginnt das «Jahr der Selbstmorde», das alle Beteiligten und Beobachter für immer verändern wird. Schaurig-ironisch und zärtlich zugleich zeichnet der Pulitzer-Preisträger das Porträt einer Jugend, die ihre Unschuld verloren hat. «Sein bestes Buch.» (Stern) «Es gibt nur wenige zeitgenössische Autoren, die so brillant, so präzise und unerbittlich schreiben können wie dieser US-Schriftsteller.» (Financial Times Deutschland) «Ein „Fänger im Roggen» unserer Zeit. » (The Observer)

Every Day of the Civil War

A Chronological Encyclopedia
Author: Bud Hannings
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786456124
Category: History
Page: 637
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From the early seizure of government property during the latter part of 1860 to the final Confederate surrender in 1865, this book provides a day-to-day account of the U.S. Civil War. Although the book provides a daily chronicle of the combat, it is written in narrative form to give readers some continuity as they move from skirmish to skirmish. During the course of the saga, the book also chronicles the life spans of more than 600 Union and Confederate vessels, documenting when possible the time of each vessel's acquisition, commissioning, major engagements, and decommissioning. Seven appendices provide lists of prominent Union and Confederate officers, primary naval actions, and Medal of Honor recipients from 1863 to 1865.

Scarlett's Sisters

Young Women in the Old South
Author: Anya Jabour
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807887646
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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Scarlett's Sisters explores the meaning of nineteenth-century southern womanhood from the vantage point of the celebrated fictional character's flesh-and-blood counterparts: young, elite, white women. Anya Jabour demonstrates that southern girls and young women faced a major turning point when the Civil War forced them to assume new roles and responsibilities as independent women. Examining the lives of more than 300 girls and women between ages fifteen and twenty-five, Jabour traces the socialization of southern white ladies from early adolescence through young adulthood. Amidst the upheaval of the Civil War, Jabour shows, elite young women, once reluctant to challenge white supremacy and male dominance, became more rebellious. They adopted the ideology of Confederate independence in shaping a new model of southern womanhood that eschewed dependence on slave labor and male guidance. By tracing the lives of young white women in a society in flux, Jabour reveals how the South's old social order was maintained and a new one created as southern girls and young women learned, questioned, and ultimately changed what it meant to be a southern lady.

Hispanic New York

A Sourcebook
Author: Claudio Iván Remeseira
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023151977X
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
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Over the past few decades, a wave of immigration has turned New York into a microcosm of the Americas and enhanced its role as the crossroads of the English- and Spanish-speaking worlds. Yet far from being an alien group within a "mainstream" and supposedly pure "Anglo" America, people referred to as Hispanics or Latinos have been part and parcel of New York since the beginning of the city's history. They represent what Walt Whitman once celebrated as "the Spanish element of our nationality." Hispanic New York is the first anthology to offer a comprehensive view of this multifaceted heritage. Combining familiar materials with other selections that are either out of print or not easily accessible, Claudio Iván Remeseira makes a compelling case for New York as a paradigm of the country's Latinoization. His anthology mixes primary sources with scholarly and journalistic essays on history, demography, racial and ethnic studies, music, art history, literature, linguistics, and religion, and the authors range from historical figures, such as José Martí, Bernardo Vega, or Whitman himself, to contemporary writers, such as Paul Berman, Ed Morales, Virginia Sánchez Korrol, Roberto Suro, and Ana Celia Zentella. This unique volume treats the reader to both the New York and the American experience, as reflected and transformed by its Hispanic and Latino components.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 3: History
Author: Charles Reagan Wilson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616556
Category: Reference
Page: 408
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Providing a chronological and interpretive spine to the twenty-four volumes of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, this volume broadly surveys history in the American South from the Paleoindian period (approximately 8000 B.C.E.) to the present. In 118 essays, contributors cover the turbulent past of the region that has witnessed frequent racial conflict, a bloody Civil War fought and lost on its soil, massive in- and out-migration, major economic transformations, and a civil rights movement that brought fundamental change to the social order. Charles Reagan Wilson's overview essay examines the evolution of southern history and the way our understanding of southern culture has unfolded over time and in response to a variety of events and social forces--not just as the opposite of the North but also in the larger context of the Atlantic World. Longer thematic essays cover major eras and events, such as early settlement, slave culture, Reconstruction, the New Deal, and the rise of the New South. Brief topical entries cover individuals--including figures from the Civil War, the civil rights movement, and twentieth-century politics--and organizations such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Daughters of the Confederacy, and Citizens' Councils, among others. Together, these essays offer a sweeping reference to the rich history of the region.

Monuments to the Lost Cause

Women, Art, and the Landscapes of Southern Memory
Author: Cynthia Mills,Pamela Hemenway Simpson
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9781572332720
Category: Art
Page: 265
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This richly illustrated collection of fourteen essays examines the ways in which Confederate memorials - from Monument Avenue to Stone Mountain - and the public rituals surrounding them testify to the tenets of the Lost Cause, a romanticized narrative of the war. Several essays highlight the creative leading role played by women's groups in memorialization, while others explore the alternative ways in which people outside white southern culture wrote their very different histories on the southern landscape. The authors - who include Richard Guy Wilson, Catherine W. Bishir, W. Fitzhugh Brundage, and William M.S. Ramussen - trace the origins, objectives, and changing consequences of Confederate monuments over time and the dynamics of individuals and organizations that sponsored them. Thus these essays extend the growing literature on the rhetoric of the Lost Cause by shifting the focus to the realm of the visual. They are especially relevant in the present day when Confederate symbols and monuments continue to play a central role in a public - and often emotionally charged - debate about how the South's past should be remembered. The editors: Art Historian Cynthia Mills, a specialist in nineteenth-century public sculpture, is executive editor of American Art, the scholarly journal of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Pamela H. Simpson is the Ernest Williams II Professor of Art History at Washington and Lee University. She is the coauthor of The Architecture of Historic Lexington.

A History of the Hemp Industry in Kentucky


Author: James F. Hopkins
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813148618
Category: History
Page: 272
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It is hard to believe that at one time burley tobacco was not the chief cash crop in Kentucky. Yet for more than half a century hemp dominated the state's agricultural production. James Hopkins surveys the hemp industry in Kentucky from its beginning through its complete demise at the end of World War II, describing the processes of seeding and harvesting the plant, and marketing manufactured goods made of the fiber. With debate presently raging over the legalization of industrial hemp, it is essential that an accurate portrait of this controversial resource be available. Although originally published in 1951, Hopkins's work remains remarkably current as hemp manufacturing today is little changed from the practices the author describes. This edition includes an updated bibliography of recent publications concerning the scientific, economic, and political facets of industrial hemp.

Worth a Dozen Men

Women and Nursing in the Civil War South
Author: Libra R. Hilde
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813932181
Category: History
Page: 328
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In antebellum society, women were regarded as ideal nurses because of their sympathetic natures. However, they were expected to exercise their talents only in the home; nursing strange men in hospitals was considered inappropriate, if not indecent. Nevertheless, in defiance of tradition, Confederate women set up hospitals early in the Civil War and organized volunteers to care for the increasing number of sick and wounded soldiers. As a fledgling government engaged in a long and bloody war, the Confederacy relied on this female labor, which prompted a new understanding of women’s place in public life and a shift in gender roles. Challenging the assumption that Southern women’s contributions to the war effort were less systematic and organized than those of Union women, Worth a Dozen Men looks at the Civil War as a watershed moment for Southern women. Female nurses in the South played a critical role in raising army and civilian morale and reducing mortality rates, thus allowing the South to continue fighting. They embodied a new model of heroic energy and nationalism, and came to be seen as the female equivalent of soldiers. Moreover, nursing provided them with a foundation for pro-Confederate political activity, both during and after the war, when gender roles and race relations underwent dramatic changes. Worth a Dozen Men chronicles the Southern wartime nursing experience, tracking the course of the conflict from the initial burst of Confederate nationalism to the shock and sorrow of losing the war. Through newspapers and official records, as well as letters, diaries, and memoirs—not only those of the remarkable and dedicated women who participated, but also of the doctors with whom they served, their soldier patients, and the patients’ families—a comprehensive picture of what it was like to be a nurse in the South during the Civil War emerges.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy Magazine


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Confederate States of America
Page: N.A
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Searching for Their Places

Women in the South Across Four Centuries
Author: Thomas H. Appleton,Angela Boswell
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826262882
Category: History
Page: 296
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First Lady of the Confederacy


Author: Joan E. CASHIN
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674029267
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
View: 4249
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When Jefferson Davis became president of the Confederacy, his wife, Varina Howell Davis, reluctantly became the First Lady. Pro-slavery but also pro-Union, Varina Davis was inhibited by her role as Confederate First Lady and unable to reveal her true convictions.Cashin offers a splendid portrait of a fascinating woman who struggled with the constraints of her time and place.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Civil War


Author: William L. Barney
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199890242
Category: History
Page: 384
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A gold mine for the historian as well as the Civil War buff, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Civil War offers a concise, comprehensive overview of the major personalities and pivotal events of the war that redefined the American nation. Drawing upon recent research that has moved beyond battles and military campaigns to address the significant roles played by civilians, women, and African Americans, the 250 entries explore the era in all its complexity and unmistakable human drama. Here of course are the major battles and campaigns, ranging from Gettysburg and Shiloh to Sherman's March to the Sea, as well as biographical entries on everyone from Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee to Frederick Douglass, Clara Barton, and Walt Whitman. But the book also features entries on a wealth of other matters--music, photography, religion, economics, foreign affairs, medicine, prisons, legislative landmarks, military terms and weaponry, political events, social reform, women in the war, and much more. In addition, charts, newly commissioned maps, chronologies, and period photographs provide an appealing visual context. Suggestions for further reading at the end of most entries and a guide to more general sources in an appendix introduce the reader to the literature on a specific topic. A list of Civil War museums and historic sites and a representative sampling of Civil War websites also point to resources that can be tailored to individual interests. A quick, convenient, user-friendly guide to all facets of the Civil War, this new updated edition also serves as an invaluable gateway to the rich historical record now available, perfect for virtually anyone who wants to learn more about this tumultuous period in our history.

Brigades of Gettysburg

The Union and Confederate Brigades at the Battle of Gettysburg
Author: Bradley M. Gottfried
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1626368112
Category: History
Page: 704
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Using a wealth of first-hand accounts, author Bradley M. Gottfried pieces together each brigade’s experience at Gettysburg. Whether stories of forced marches, weary troops, or the bitter and tragic end of the battle, you’ll experience every angle of this epic battle. Learn what happened when the guns stopped firing and the men were left with only boredom and dread of what was to come. This collection is a lively and fascinating narrative that empowers the everyday men who fought furiously and died honorably. Every detail of the Battle of Gettysburg is included in this comprehensive chronicle.

Confederate Phoenix

Rebel Children and Their Families in South Carolina
Author: Edmund L. Drago
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823229378
Category: History
Page: 204
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In this innovative book, Edmund L. Drago tells the first full story of white children and their families in the most militant Southern state, and the state where the Civil War erupted. Drawing on a rich array of sources, many of them formerly untapped, Drago shows how the War transformed the domestic world of the white South. Households were devastated by disease, death, and deprivation. Young people took up arms like adults, often with tragic results. Thousands of fathers and brothers died in battle; many returned home with grave physical and psychological wounds. Widows and orphans often had to fend for themselves. From the first volley at Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor to the end of Reconstruction, Drago explores the extraordinary impact of war and defeat on the South Carolina home front. He covers a broad spectrum, from the effect of “boy soldiers” on the ideals of childhood and child rearing to changes in education, marriage customs, and community as well as family life. He surveys the children's literature of the era and explores the changing dimensions of Confederate patriarchal society. By studying the implications of the War and its legacy in cultural memory, Drago unveils the conflicting perspectives of South Carolina children—white and black—today.