A Diary From Dixie by Mary Boykin Chesnut

This historical work offers an intimate glimpse into the life and times of the American South during the Civil War through the eyes of a high-society woman. Her diary entries, written between 1861 and 1865, provide a personal and detailed account of the daily struggles, political intrigue, and social dynamics of the Confederacy. As the wife of a prominent Confederate official, the author was well-placed to observe and comment on the key figures and events of the era, revealing the complexities and human realities behind the historical conflict. Her candid observations capture the tumultuous emotions of a nation at war, as well as the personal experiences of loss, hardship, and the changing social fabric of the South.

The 5523rd greatest book of all time


Published
1905
Nationality
American
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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