A Woman's Civil War: A Diary With Reminiscences of the War from March 1862

9780299132606: A Woman's Civil War: A Diary With Reminiscences of the War from March 1862

On the night of March 11, 1862, as the heavy tramp of Confederate marching troops died away in the distance - her husband's regiment among them - Cornelia Peake McDonald began her diary of events in war-torm Winchester, Virginia. MacDonald's story of the Civil War records a personal and distinctly female battle of her own - a southern women's lonely struggle in the midst of chaos to provide safety and shelter for herself and her nine children. For McDonald, history is what happens "inside the house". She relates the trauma that occurs when the safety of the home is disrupted and destroyed by the forces of war - when women and children are put out of their houses and have nowhere to go. In an introduction to McDonald's autobiography, Minrose C. Gwin stresses the importance of this diary not only for its view of the Civil War through a woman's eyes but also for its insistence that history is as much a domestic subject as an account of the public affairs of men.

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McDonald, Cornelia Peake
Editore: Univ of Wisconsin Pr (1992)
ISBN 10: 0299132609 ISBN 13: 9780299132606
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Descrizione libro Univ of Wisconsin Pr, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0299132609

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