Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War

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When Confederate men marched off to battle, southern women struggled with the new responsibilities of directing farms and plantations, providing for families, and supervising increasingly restive slaves. Drew Faust offers a compelling picture of the more than half-million women who belonged to the slaveholding families of the Confederacy during this period of acute crisis, when every part of these women's lives became vexed and uncertain.

  • 326 pages
  •  6 x 0.75 x 9.25 inches
  • paperback
  • by Drew Gilpin Faust
Item Number: 11715