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  1. 4 out of 5

    Debra

    Ms Jones collected excerpts from diaries and letters written by women and girls (some as young as 10) living in the Confederate states, arranging them thematically to illustrate life and thoughts during the war. Excerpts range from personal, to daily life, to political/military history. The writers equally hit a spectrum from famous because of their deeds (Belle Boyd), famous because of their husbands (Mary Custis Lee, Varina Howell Davis) to everyday folk (albeit mainly of the planter class.) She Ms Jones collected excerpts from diaries and letters written by women and girls (some as young as 10) living in the Confederate states, arranging them thematically to illustrate life and thoughts during the war. Excerpts range from personal, to daily life, to political/military history. The writers equally hit a spectrum from famous because of their deeds (Belle Boyd), famous because of their husbands (Mary Custis Lee, Varina Howell Davis) to everyday folk (albeit mainly of the planter class.) She does give an introduction to each snippet, placing it in context and giving additional biographical information about the writer. Still, she assumes that the reader has a basic knowledge of the period. An interesting "oral" history, with all the faults and strengths of the genre. It carries an obvious and expected bias, but still somewhat offputting to me to hear Nathan Bedford Forrest lauded.

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    Joan Porte

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