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Author Ott, Victoria E., 1971-

Title Confederate daughters : coming of age during the Civil War / Victoria E. Ott
Published Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2008]
©2008
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 215 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Book Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. ""Our Bright Youth""; 2. The Politicized Belle; 3. The Self-Sufficient Daughter; 4. The Perfect Woman; 5. The Confederate Belle Ideal; Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Author Bio; Back Cover
Summary Confederate Daughters: Coming of Age during the Civil War explores gender, age, and Confederate identity by examining the lives of teenage daughters of Southern slaveholding, secessionist families. These young women clung tenaciously to the gender ideals that upheld marriage and motherhood as the fulfillment of female duty and to the racial order of the slaveholding South, an institution that defined their status and afforded them material privileges. Author Victoria E. Ott discusses how the loyalty of young Southern women to the fledgling nation, born out of a conserv
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-208) and index
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Subject Group identity -- Confederate States of America -- History.
Nationalism -- Confederate States of America -- History.
Teenage girls -- Confederate States of America -- Social conditions.
Teenage girls -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Women, White -- Confederate States of America -- Social conditions.
Young women -- Confederate States of America -- Social conditions.
Young women -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Confederate States of America -- Social conditions.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007020904
ISBN 0809387018
143566356X (electronic bk.)
9780809387014
9780809387014 (e-book)
9781435663565 (electronic bk.)