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


From hundreds of diaries, letters, and memoirs of the period, historian Drew Gilpin Faust reveals how war changed the lives of Southern women forever--from a housewife having to do physical labor for the first time to a Virginia aristocrat turned military nurse to a ruthless teenaged girl spy. A "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year, Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize, and Winner of the Avery Craven Prize. 40 b&w photos throughout.

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