- Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
- Format: Paperback | 200 pages
- Dimensions: 140mm x 213mm x 20mm | 408g
- Publication date: 1 August 1998
- Publication City/Country: Baton Rouge
- ISBN 10: 0807122149
- ISBN 13: 9780807122143
- Edition statement: Louisiana Pbk.
First published in 1865, Belle Boyd's memoir of her experiences as a Confederate spy has stood the test of time and interest. Belle first gained notoriety when she killed a Union soldier in her home in 1861. During the Federal occupations of the Shenandoah Valley, she mingled with the servicemen and, using her feminine wiles, obtained useful information for the Rebel cause.In this new edition, Kennedy-Nolle and Faust consider the domestic side of the Civil War and also assess the value of Boyd's memoir for social and literary historians in its challenge to our understanding the most divisive years in American history.
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Sharon Kennedy-Nolle is completing her Ph.D. at the University of Iowa.Drew Gilpin Faust is Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of several books.