All Things Altered: Women in the Wake of Civil War and by Marilyn Mayer Culpepper

By Marilyn Mayer Culpepper

Few readers of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind remained unmoved by means of how the strong-willed Scarlett O’Hara attempted to rebuild Tara after the Civil battle ended. This e-book examines the issues that Southern ladies confronted through the Reconstruction period, partially I as moms, better halves, daughters or sisters of fellows pressured with monetary problems and the unconventional Republican regime, and partly II with particular illustrations in their tribulations throughout the letters and diaries of 5 diverse women.
A lonely widow with young ones, Sally Randle Perry is suffering to get her lifestyles again jointly, following the dying of her husband within the conflict. Virginia Caroline Smith Aiken, a spouse and mom, born into affluence and defense, struggles to emerge from the monetary and mental difficulties of the postwar international. Susan Darden, additionally a spouse and mom, info the uncertainties and frustrations of her lifestyles in Fayette, Mississippi. Jo Gillis tells the sorrowful story of a tender mom straining to deal with the depressed situations enveloping so much ministers within the aftermath of the battle. because the spouse of a Methodist Episcopal minister within the Alabama convention she sacrifices herself into an early grave in an try to extra her husband’s profession. lack of ability to assemble a debt 3 times that of the $10,000 debt her father owed introduced Anna Clayton Logan, her 11 brothers and sisters, and her mom and dad face-to-face with starvation.

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