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Author Gardner, Sarah E.

Title Blood & irony : Southern white women's narratives of the Civil War, 1861-1937 / Sarah E. Gardner
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 341 pages) : illustrations
Contents Everywoman her own historian -- Pen and ink warriors, 1861-1865 -- Countrywomen in captivity, 1865-1877 -- A view from the mountain, 1877-1895 -- The imperative of historical inquiry, 1895-1905 -- Righting the wrongs of history, 1905-1915 -- Moderns confront the Civil War, 1916-1936 -- Everything that rises must converge
Summary During the Civil War and its aftermath, many southern white women turned to writing as a way to make sense of their experiences. Combining historical and literary sources, Sarah Gardner argues that women served as guardians of the collective memory of the war and helped reshape southern identity
Notes Based on the author's doctoral thesis, Emory University
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-336) and index
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Subject American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Group identity in literature.
Group identity -- Southern States -- History.
Women and literature -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Women and literature -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Confederate States of America -- Historiography.
Southern States -- In literature.
Southern States -- Intellectual life -- 1865-
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Historiography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Literature and the war.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Personal narratives
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003012777
ISBN 0807828181 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0807861561 (electronic bk.)
9780807828182 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780807861561 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Blood and irony