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    Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War (Civil War America (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Drew Gilpin Faust

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    DescriptionWhen 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.

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    Mothers of Invention
    Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Drew Gilpin Faust
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 719
    Width: 177 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 1,170 g
    ISBN 13: 9780807866160
    ISBN 10: 0807866164

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    BIC E4L: WAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE, CHRN/LATE18
    BIC subject category V2: HBWJ
    B&T General Subject: 430
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/CIVLWR
    LC classification: E
    Abridged Dewey: 973
    B&T Merchandise Category: LP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036050, BIO000000, SOC028000
    DC21: 973.7082
    Thema V1.0: NHWR3, NHWR, NHK
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    Large type edition
    Illustrations note
    , black & white illustrations
    The University of North Carolina Press
    Imprint name
    The University of North Carolina Press
    Publication date
    01 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Chapel Hill
    Review quote
    "A wonderfully researched chronicle of a largely unexamined social elite that enriches the fields of Civil War and women's studies. . . . This is a fine, caring social history that also offers surprising insights into the development of the southern American woman's consciousness."--"Kirkus Reviews"
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    Exploring privileged Confederate women's wartime experiences, this book chronicles the clash of the old and the new within a group that was at once the beneficiary and the victim of the social order of the Old South.