9781469640969-1469640961-Keep the Days: Reading the Civil War Diaries of Southern Women (Civil War America)

Keep the Days: Reading the Civil War Diaries of Southern Women (Civil War America)

ISBN-13: 9781469640969
ISBN-10: 1469640961
Author: Stowe, Steven M.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 228 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781469640969
ISBN-10: 1469640961
Author: Stowe, Steven M.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 228 pages

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Acknowledged authors Stowe, Steven M. wrote Keep the Days: Reading the Civil War Diaries of Southern Women (Civil War America) comprising 228 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1469640961 and 9781469640969. Since then Keep the Days: Reading the Civil War Diaries of Southern Women (Civil War America) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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Americans wrote fiercely during the Civil War. War surprised, devastated, and opened up imagination, taking hold of Americans' words as well as their homes and families. The personal diary—wildly ragged yet rooted in day following day—was one place Americans wrote their war. Diaries, then, have become one of the best-known, most-used sources for exploring the life of the mind in a war-torn place and time. Delving into several familiar wartime diaries kept by women of the southern slave-owning class, Steven Stowe recaptures their motivations to keep the days close even as war tore apart the brutal system of slavery that had benefited them. Whether the diarists recorded thoughts about themselves, their opinions about men, or their observations about slavery, race, and warfare, Stowe shows how these women, by writing the immediate moment, found meaning in a changing world.

In studying the inner lives of these unsympathetic characters, Stowe also explores the importance—and the limits—of historical empathy as a condition for knowing the past, demonstrating how these plain, first-draft texts can offer new ways to make sense of the world in which these Confederate women lived.

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