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

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  • Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War (Vintage Books USA) – Trade paperback (1997)
    by Professor Drew Gilpin Faust

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

    Trade paperback, Vintage Books USA
    1997
    English
    352 pages

    ISBN: 0679781048
    ISBN-13: 9780679781042

    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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by Skip1963 on Jan 13, 2011

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