An Evening When Alone: Four Journals of Single Women in the South, 1827-67

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Michael O'Brien
University of Virginia Press, 1997 - 460 páginas
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A book that will greatly enhance understanding of the situation of single women in the nineteenth-century South, An Evening When Alone presents the journals of four very different women who, although their lives were worlds apart, each lived and wrote in the South during the years 1827-67. Intimate and revealing, these journals provide refreshing insight into the joys and travails of "ordinary" single women in the nineteenth century South: courtship, disappointed love, illness, the gratifications and pains of female friendship, the grief of the Civil War, the ambivalences of family life, and the difficulty and consolation of religion.

 

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Índice

Introduction
1
The Diarists
7
The Manuscripts
47
The Journals
57
The Selma Plantation Journals 183537
107
The Journals of Jane Caroline North 185152
153
The Journals of Ann Lewis Hardeman 185067
221
The Ruffin Family
384
The Petigru Family of South Carolina
390
The Hardeman Family 1
394
Index
439
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Michael O'Brien is Phillip R. Shriver Professor of History at Miami University and Senior Mellon Scholar in American History at the University of Cambridge. His publications include Rethinking the South: Essays in Intellectual History; The Idea of the American South, 1920-1941; and A Character of Hugh Legare.

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