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Mary Boykin Chesnut

Elisabeth Muhlenfeld

Mary Boykin Chesnut

a biography

by Elisabeth Muhlenfeld

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Published by Louisiana State University Press in Baton Rouge .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Carolina
    • Subjects:
    • Chesnut, Mary Boykin Miller, 1823-1886.,
    • South Carolina -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementElisabeth Muhlenfeld.
      SeriesSouthern biography series
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsCT275.C548 M84
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 271 p. :
      Number of Pages271
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4111607M
      ISBN 100807108529
      LC Control Number80026610

        Mary Boykin Chesnut () was the daughter of a prominent South Carolina politician and attended private schools in her youth. In she married James Chesnut, Jr., who would play an important role in the secession movement and the Confederacy/5(1K). Mary Boykin Chesnut (). “Mary Chesnut's Diary”, p, Penguin 15 Copy quote. Oh, if I could put some of my reckless spirit into these discreet cautious lazy men! Mary Boykin Chesnut. Men, Lazy Man, Laziness. 11 Copy quote. Is the sea drying up? It is going up into mist and coming down on us in this water spout, the rain.

        With that entry, Mary Boykin Chesnut began her diary, chronicling the momentous four years that encompassed the American Civil War. Chesnut’s diary is one of the most significant and intimate sources for understanding the Southern Confederacy. - Explore ralphdraughon's board "Mary Boykin Chesnut" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Civil war, American civil war, Civil war history pins.

      Born into the plantation gentry of South Carolina, granted the advantages of wealth, social position, and education by virtue of her family and her marriage to another prominent South Carolina family, Mary Chesnut has emerged as one of the key figures in American history, but not because of a career, her family, or her involvement in a humanitarian cause.   Mulberry Plantation doesn't deserve to be rated among the most magnificent antebellum mansions in the South. But it is historically significant because of its association with members of the Chesnut family, particularly politician and General James Chesnut and his even more famous diarist wife Mary Boykin Chesnut.5/5(3).


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The personal diary of Mary Boykin Chesnut whose husband was a Senator of the U.S., aide to and later General on the staff of Jefferson Davis. She was a personal friend of Varina Davis and often in the presence of the Confederate president and his wife/5(52).

Besides adding to our knowledge of this unusual nineteenth-century southern woman, Mary Boykin Chesnut: A Biography enhances our knowledge of the history of women in general as it delineates the transformation of a wartime diary into the chronicle that remains a major document in southern history.5/5(1).

Chesnut, Mary Boykin MillerDiarist and Author Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut was born 31 March in Stateboro[], Mary Boykin Chesnut book, eldest child of Mary Boykin and Stephen Decatur Miller, who had served as U.S. congressman and senator and in was elected governor of South Carolina as a proponent of ed first at home and in Camden schools, Mary.

Mary Chesnut book. Read 84 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut might be a household name in the literary world. In her meticulously written account, A Diary From Dixie, Mary Chesnut is a prime example of a sophisticated woman working hard for the Confederacy, and her diary is a testimony to /5.

Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, () was the author of A Diary from Dixie, an insightful view of Southern life and leadership during the American Civil War. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian C. Vann Woodward and Chesnut's biographer Elisabeth Muhlenfeld present here the previously unpublished Civil War diaries of Mary Boykin Chesnut.

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An authorized account of the Civil War, drawn from the diaries of a Southern aristocrat, records the disintegration and final destruction of the Confederacy.

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This original diary of the wife of Confederate General James Chestnut, Jr., who was also an aide to President Jefferson Davis, provides an Cited by:   Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Mary Boykin Chesnut books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. A Diary from Dixie is the Civil War diary of Mary Boykin Chesnut, society matron and wife of United States senator and Confederate general, James Chesnut, Jr.

As an active participant in her husband’s career, accompanying him to postings in Montgomery, Richmond, Charleston, and Columbia, Chesnut became an eyewitness to many important events.

About Mary Boykin Chesnut. Mary Boykin Chesnut () was born into a wealthy South Carolina family. Her father, Stephen Decatur Miller, was a senator who supported states’ rights and the legalization of slavery. She married James Chestnut in and they moved to Camden, More about Mary Boykin Chesnut.

Mary Boykin Chesnut was born Mary Boykin Miller on Main Statesburg, South Carolina. She was the oldest child of Mary Boykin Miller, the daughter of wealthy owners of a plantation (a large farm or estate with resident workers or slaves).

“Here is a book to curl up with over a whole lifetime—to read and reread, "Woodward's edition of Mary Boykin Chesnut's memoirs supersedes all others. In relying on the s version Woodward understandably emphasizes the literary along with the informational content of the text.

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"Here is a book to curl up with over a whole lifetime--to read and reread, to ponder and savor."--Selma R. Williams, The Boston Globe "A painfully brilliant record of our old America at daggers drawn.

Mary Chestnut's wit and shrewdness, her fierce abhorrence of slavery, her feminist ambitions, maker her observations peculiarly modern 4/5(1). Mary Chesnut's Civil War by Mary Boykin Chesnut and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Mary Chesnut, First Edition - AbeBooks Passion for books.

Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, A Diary from Dixie, as Written by Mary Boykin Chesnut, Wife of James Chesnut, Jr., United States Senator from South Carolina,and Afterward an Aide to Jefferson Davis and a Brigadier-General in the Confederate Army New York: D.

Appleton and Company, Written: Mary Boykin Chesnut was the wife of a slaveowner but despised the institution of slavery, in particular the sexual slavery of black women. (Photo: Courtesy of. Mary Boykin Chesnut (nee Miller, ) was an American author noted for her Civil War diary in which she described the war from within the upper-class circles of Southern planter society she inhabited.

She was married to a lawyer who served as a US senator and Confederate officer, and the /5(27). Mary Boykin Chesnut was a Confederate Civil War diarist. Biography. The following is copied from Wikipedia: Mary Boykin Chesnut was a South Carolina author noted for a book published as her Civil War diary, a "vivid picture of a society in the throes of its life-and-death struggle."[1] She described the war from within her upper-class circles of Southern .Mary Boykin Chesnut always ensured her guests were well fed, and we want to carry on that tradition.

Enjoy our delicious breakfast in our dining room. Our menu can even accommodate special dietary requirements. A breakfast at the Chesnut Cottage is the perfect way to start your day in Columbia, South Carolina.