The Resource Blood & irony: : Southern white women's narratives of the Civil War, 1861-1937, Sarah E. Gardner, (ebook)

Blood & irony: : Southern white women's narratives of the Civil War, 1861-1937, Sarah E. Gardner, (ebook)

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Blood & irony: : Southern white women's narratives of the Civil War, 1861-1937
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Blood & irony:
Title remainder
Southern white women's narratives of the Civil War, 1861-1937
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Sarah E. Gardner
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Blood and irony
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eng
Summary
During the Civil War, its devastating aftermath, and the decades following, many southern white women turned to writing as a way to make sense of their experiences. Combining varied historical and literary sources, Sarah Gardner argues that women served as guardians of the collective memory of the war and helped define and reshape southern identity. Gardner considers such well-known authors as Caroline Gordon, Ellen Glasgow, and Margaret Mitchell and also recovers works by lesser-known writers such as Mary Ann Cruse, Mary Noailles Murfree, and Varina Davis. In fiction, biographies, private papers, educational texts, historical writings, and through the work of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, southern white women sought to tell and preserve what they considered to be the truth about the war. But this truth varied according to historical circumstance and the course of the conflict. Only in the aftermath of defeat did a more unified vision of the southern cause emerge. Yet Gardner reveals the existence of a strong community of Confederate women who were conscious of their shared effort to define a new and compelling vision of the southern war experience.In demonstrating the influence of this vision, Gardner highlights the role of the written word in defining a new cultural identity for the postbellum South.During the Civil War, its devastating aftermath, and the decades following, many southern white women turned to writing as a way to make sense of their experiences. Combining varied historical and literary sources, Sarah Gardner argues that women served as guardians of the collective memory of the war and helped define and reshape southern identity. She considers such well-known authors as Caroline Gordon, Ellen Glasgow, and Margaret Mitchell and also recovers works by lesser-known writers such as Mary Ann Cruse, Mary Noailles Murfree, and Varina Davis. Gardner reveals the existence of a strong community of Confederate women who were conscious of their shared effort to define a new and compelling vision of the southern war experience. In demonstrating the influence of this vision, Gardner highlights the role of the written word in defining a new cultural identity for the postbellum South.-->
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Midwest
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Gardner, Sarah E
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973.7/13/072
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non fiction
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  • Electronic books
  • Confederate States of America
  • United States
  • Southern States
  • Group identity
  • United States
  • United States
  • American literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Southern States
  • Group identity in literature
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adult
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Blood & irony: : Southern white women's narratives of the Civil War, 1861-1937, Sarah E. Gardner, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780807861561
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11710009
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remote
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11710009
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MWT11710009
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Blood & irony: : Southern white women's narratives of the Civil War, 1861-1937, Sarah E. Gardner, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807861561
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11710009
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11710009
System control number
MWT11710009
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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