Confederate Daughters: Coming of Age during the Civil War

TitleConfederate Daughters: Coming of Age during the Civil War
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsOtt, Victoria E.
Number of Pages228
PublisherSouthern Illinois University Press
CityCarbondale
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Confederate Daughters: Coming of Age during the Civil War explores gender, age, and Confederate identity by examining the lives of teenage daughters of Southern slaveholding, secessionist families. These young women clung tenaciously to the gender ideals that upheld marriage and motherhood as the fulfillment of female duty and to the racial order of the slaveholding South, an institution that defined their status and afforded them material privileges. Author Victoria E. Ott discusses how the loyalty of young Southern women to the fledgling nation, born out of a conserv.

Short TitleConfederate Daughters
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