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Mary Chesnut's Civil War Epic (review)

Mary Chesnut's Civil War Epic (review) battlefield monument commissions provides an interesting perspective of those efforts. The book is also a useful and interesting introduction to the archives and manuscripts in the important collection of the PHMC. It illustrates how effective archivists and curators can be in helping to provoke discussion on important historical topics. Richard Saylor's fine effort provides a solid model, and it would be to everyone's benefit if it should stir historians to delve more deeply into this period. Edward J. Hagerty edward j. hagerty serves on the faculties of the American Public University System and the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College. He is the author of Collis' Zouaves: The 114th Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Civil War (Louisiana State University Press, 1997) and is completing a biography of Lieutenant General Richard H. Anderson, forthcoming from Louisiana State University Press. Mary Chesnut's Civil War Epic. By Julia A. Stern. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. Pp. 352. Cloth $45.00.) Julia Stern's illumination of the literary Mary Chesnut is a masterpiece. Chesnut, as most southern scholars know, composed a rich diary of dayto-day life during the Civil War. She was a keen observer, a thoughtful commentator, and an archcritic of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

Mary Chesnut's Civil War Epic (review)

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Abstract

battlefield monument commissions provides an interesting perspective of those efforts. The book is also a useful and interesting introduction to the archives and manuscripts in the important collection of the PHMC. It illustrates how effective archivists and curators can be in helping to provoke discussion on important historical topics. Richard Saylor's fine effort provides a solid model, and it would be to everyone's benefit if it should stir historians to delve more deeply into this period. Edward J. Hagerty edward j. hagerty serves on the faculties of the American Public University System and the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College. He is the author of Collis' Zouaves: The 114th Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Civil War (Louisiana State University Press, 1997) and is completing a biography of Lieutenant General Richard H. Anderson, forthcoming from Louisiana State University Press. Mary Chesnut's Civil War Epic. By Julia A. Stern. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. Pp. 352. Cloth $45.00.) Julia Stern's illumination of the literary Mary Chesnut is a masterpiece. Chesnut, as most southern scholars know, composed a rich diary of dayto-day life during the Civil War. She was a keen observer, a thoughtful commentator, and an archcritic of

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Nov 17, 2011

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