Southern Families at War: Loyalty and Conflict in the Civil War South by Catherine ClintonSouthern Families at War: Loyalty and Conflict in the Civil War South by Catherine Clinton

Southern Families at War: Loyalty and Conflict in the Civil War South

EditorCatherine Clinton

Paperback | July 15, 2000

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Whether it was planter patriarchs struggling to maintain authority, or Jewish families coerced by Christian evangelicalism, or wives and mothers left behind to care for slaves and children, the Civil War took a terrible toll. From the bustling sidewalks of Richmond to the parched plains of theTexas frontier, from the rich Alabama black belt to the Tennessee woodlands, no corner of the South went unscathed. Through the prism of the southern family, this volume of twelve original essays provides fresh insights into this watershed in American history.
Catherine Clinton is a historian of southern history, women's history, and the American Civil War. She is currently Weissman Visiting Professor of History, Baruch College, City University of New York.
Title:Southern Families at War: Loyalty and Conflict in the Civil War SouthFormat:PaperbackPublished:July 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195136845

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Michael P. Johnson: Looking for Lost Kin: Efforts to Reunite Freed Families after Emancipation2. Michelle A. Krowl: For Better of Worse: Black Families and 'the State' in Civil War Virginia3. Donald R. Shaffer: In the Shadow of the Old Constitution: Black Civil War Veterans and the Persistence of Slave Marriage Customs4. Amy E. Murrell: "Of Necessity and Public Benefit": Southern Families and their Appeals for Protection5. Judith Lee Hunt: "High with Courage and Hope": The Middleton Family's Civil War6. E. Susan Barber: "The White Wings of Eros": Courtship and Marriage in Confederate Richmond7. Jennifer Lynn Gross: "Good Angels": Confederate Widows in Virginia8. Daniel W. Stowell: "A Family of Women and Children": The Fains of East Tennessee during Wartime9. Henry Walker: Power, Sex, and Gender Roles: The Transformation of an Alabama Planter Family during the Civil War10. Lauren F. Winner: Taking up the Cross: Conversion among Black and White Jews in the Civil War South11. Anne J. Bailey: In the Far Corner of the Confederacy: A Question of Conscience for German-Speaking Texans12. Ted Ownby: Patriarchy in the World Where There is No Parting?: Power Relations in Confederate Heaven

Editorial Reviews

"A welcome addition to the fields of Civil War and family history. The diversity of subjects will give the reader an overview of the war's effect on family life throughout the South."--Kentucky Historical Society