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My Own Dear Wife

Author : Allen Breed
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Four days after Confederate batteries opened fire on Fort Sumter, Dr. Bowman Breed was on a train headed south, leaving behind his wife Hannah and their four-month-old son, Isaiah. Before he left, he and Hannah vowed to write to each other every day, if even "just a line." Bowman served throughout the war, moving from the hospitals of Washington, D.C., to the shores of North Carolina and Virginia, on to guerrilla-infested Missouri and, finally, the hills of western Tennessee. During long stretches of the war, Hannah joined him in the field, giving her the perspective of both a worried wife on the home front and a correspondent from the front lines. Although they often complained of having to communicate through "the medium of these dull pens," Bowman recognized that each "precious" letter was a living piece of his beloved back home. "The touch of the hand in tracing the lines seems to leave a sort of electricity on the paper which pervades it always," he wrote from a camp outside Baltimore in late June 1861. "Did you ever come upon the handwriting of some one long since gone and have the touch of the paper thrill you with a long forgotten sensation ..." Their letters, about 1,000 in all, provide a nearly daily journal of the Civil War, told through the eyes of one Yankee couple. And, all these years later, they still have that same "electricity."

Stray Wives

Author : Mary Beth Sievens
ISBN : 9780814740651
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Whereas my husband, Enoch Darling, has at sundry times used me in so improper and cruel a manner, as to destroy my happiness and endanger my life, and whereas he has not provided for me as a husband ought, but expended his time and money unadvisedly, at taverns . . . . I hereby notify the public that I am obliged to leave him. Phebe Darling, January 13, 1796 Hundreds of provocative notices such as this one ran in New England newspapers between 1790 and 1830. These elopement notices--advertisements paid for by husbands and occasionally wives to announce their spouses' desertions as well as the personal details of their marital conflicts--testify to the difficulties that many couples experienced, and raise questions about the nature of the marital relationship in early national New England. Stray Wives examines marriage, family, gender, and the law through the lens of these elopement notices. In conjunction with legal treatises, court records, and prescriptive literature, Mary Beth Sievens highlights the often tenuous relationships among marriage law, marital ideals, and lived experience in the early Republic, an era of exceptional cultural and economic change. Elopement notices allowed couples to negotiate the meaning of these changes, through contests over issues such as gender roles, consumption, economic support, and property ownership. Sievens reveals the ambiguous, often contested nature of marital law, showing that husbands' superior status and wives' dependence were fluid and negotiable, subject to the differing interpretations of legal commentators, community members, and spouses themselves.

Yankee Wife

Author : Linda Lael Miller
ISBN : 1416512020
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When a pretty spitfire who's down on her luck clashes with a stubborn man in search of a wife, sparks must turn to flames.... A year after the Civil War, courageous former Union nurse Lydia McQuire was gamely scraping out an honest living. But now, as she said yes to marrying a stranger, her knees gave way with fear. Mr. Devon Quade had seemed polite and handsome when she answered his ad for a wife. Only after Lydia had arrived in Washington territory did she learn that her bridegroom wasn't to be sweet Devon Quade, but his older brother Brigham, a widower with strapping shoulders, hands as strong as steel, and an arrogant belief that he was lord and master of his lumber empire, the town of Quade's Harbor, and the woman he married. Lydia's dislike of him was instantaneous...yet Brigham was awakening in her a white-hot passion, and a firm resolve: before she would share his bed, he would have to surrender himself, heart and soul, to love....

Bow Bells

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The Facts On File Companion To American Drama

Author : Jackson R. Bryer
ISBN : 9781438129662
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Features a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to the groundbreaking works of today's best writers.

Tennessee Historical Quarterly

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Somebody S Darling

Author : Kent Gramm
ISBN : 0253109132
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In his latest book, Kent Gramm examines the meaning of the Civil War experience in our lives and explores philosophical and personal aspects of the War that lie outside the scope of traditional historical study. He probes the meaning of Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Antietam; the lives of U. S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, O. O. Howard, and Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce; and the legacy of the unknown participant, "somebody's darling," for whom the war would come to encompass all things. The Iron Brigade appears, along with its 20th-century successor, the 32nd "Red Arrow" Division. Readers of Gramm's previous books will not be surprised to find essays that touch on Walt Whitman, John Keats, Henrik Ibsen, and Halldor Laxness, as well as such literary and religious works as the Iliad and the Bhagavad Gita. Gramm also treats more popular fare, such as the movie Gettysburg and a series of books on the ghosts of Gettysburg. In each of his subjects, Gramm finds the deep, personal significance of the profoundly universal experience of the war, as he ponders the special meaning of the Civil War in the lives of many Americans.

The Jewish Confederates

Author : Robert N. Rosen
ISBN : 1570033633
Genre : History
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"Rosen reveals the remarkable breadth of Southern Jewry's participation in the war and the strength of Jewish commitment to the Confederate cause. Intrigued by the apparent irony of their story as a people who at Passover annually celebrated their own escape from slavery yet vigorously defended the Confederacy, Rosen weaves a surprisingly complex chronicle that dispels common misconceptions about the Confederacy, its leadership and soldiers, and its Jewish population." -- Jacket.

Yankee

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Yankee Stranger

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