Stepdaughters of History: Southern Women and the American Civil War [book review]

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Kathelene McCarty Smith, Artifacts, Textiles, Digital Projects Archivist (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The representation of southern women, during and in the aftermath of the Civil War, is varied and complex. In Stepdaughters of History: Southern Women and the American Civil War, Catherine Clinton integrates recent scholarship and historical research to provide a more revealing portrayal of women’s wartime participation. Dividing the book into three sections, the author explores the postwar narrative of southern white women who fashioned their own “Lost Cause” legacy, and of southern black women, whose legacy was formed for them.

Additional Information

Publication
The Southeastern Librarian, 65(1), 23-24.
Language: English
Date: 2017
Keywords
book review, southern women, history, Civil War

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