"Every Comfort, Freedom, and Liberty": A Case Study of Mississippi's Confederate Home

"Every Comfort, Freedom, and Liberty": A Case Study of Mississippi's Confederate Home <p>Abstract:</p><p>This case study of Mississippi&apos;s Confederate veteran home, popularly known as Beauvoir, challenges historians to see these southern facilities as more than relics of the Lost Cause. This state-run home had a diverse resident population that included women as early as 1904 and that also included three African-American residents. It provided well-trained physicians in the Beauvoir hospital, and a powerful and popular woman superintendent ran the home as early as 1926. This article analyzes the lives of the veterans, wives, and widows of Mississippi&apos;s Confederate home as well as the state&apos;s policies for them, revealing a facility connected to the Civil War, but grounded in New South efficiency, regulation, and reform.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

"Every Comfort, Freedom, and Liberty": A Case Study of Mississippi&apos;s Confederate Home

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Abstract

<p>Abstract:</p><p>This case study of Mississippi&apos;s Confederate veteran home, popularly known as Beauvoir, challenges historians to see these southern facilities as more than relics of the Lost Cause. This state-run home had a diverse resident population that included women as early as 1904 and that also included three African-American residents. It provided well-trained physicians in the Beauvoir hospital, and a powerful and popular woman superintendent ran the home as early as 1926. This article analyzes the lives of the veterans, wives, and widows of Mississippi&apos;s Confederate home as well as the state&apos;s policies for them, revealing a facility connected to the Civil War, but grounded in New South efficiency, regulation, and reform.</p>

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Mar 1, 2019

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