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By Marilyn Mayer Culpepper

Few readers of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind remained unmoved by way of how the strong-willed Scarlett O’Hara attempted to rebuild Tara after the Civil warfare ended. This ebook examines the issues that Southern girls confronted throughout the Reconstruction period, partly I as moms, other halves, daughters or sisters of fellows stressed with monetary problems and the unconventional Republican regime, and partly II with particular illustrations in their tribulations in the course of the letters and diaries of 5 varied women.
A lonely widow with little ones, Sally Randle Perry is suffering to get her lifestyles again jointly, following the loss of life of her husband within the battle. Virginia Caroline Smith Aiken, a spouse and mom, born into affluence and protection, struggles to emerge from the monetary and mental difficulties of the postwar international. Susan Darden, additionally a spouse and mom, info the uncertainties and frustrations of her existence in Fayette, Mississippi. Jo Gillis tells the sorrowful story of a tender mom straining to deal with the depressed conditions enveloping so much ministers within the aftermath of the struggle. because the spouse of a Methodist Episcopal minister within the Alabama convention she sacrifices herself into an early grave in an try to additional her husband’s profession. lack of ability to gather a debt 3 times that of the $10,000 debt her father owed introduced Anna Clayton Logan, her 11 brothers and sisters, and her mom and dad face-to-face with starvation.

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