Mary Chesnut`s Diary

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ISBN: 0143106066 | 2011 | EPUB, MOBI | 384 pages | 1 MB

An unrivalled account of the American Civil War from the Confederate perspective.

One of the most compelling personal narratives of the Civil War, Mary Chesnut`s Diary was written between 1861 and 1865. As the daughter of a wealthy plantation owner and the wife of an aide to the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, Chesnut was well acquainted with the Confederacy`s prominent players and-from the very first shots in Charleston, South Carolina-diligently recorded her impressions of the conflict`s most significant moments. One of the most frequently cited memoirs of the war, Mary Chesnut`s Diary captures the urgency and nuance of the period in an epic rich with commentary on race, status, and power within a nation divided.

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