Dixie After the War #2019

Dixie After the War Myrta LockettAvary Dixie After the War Excerpt This book may be called a revelation It seems to me a body of discoveries that should not be kept from the public discoveries which have origin in many sources but are here brought together in

  • Title: Dixie After the War
  • Author: Myrta LockettAvary
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  • Page: 188
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dixie After the War Myrta LockettAvary Excerpt This book may be called a revelation It seems to me a body of discoveries that should not be kept from the public discoveries which have origin in many sources but are here brought together in one book for the first time.No book hitherto published portrays so fully and graphically the social conditions existing in the South for the twelve years following the fallExcerpt This book may be called a revelation It seems to me a body of discoveries that should not be kept from the public discoveries which have origin in many sources but are here brought together in one book for the first time.No book hitherto published portrays so fully and graphically the social conditions existing in the South for the twelve years following the fall of Richmond, none so vividly presents race problems It is the kind of history a witness gives The author received from observers and participants the larger part of the incidents and anecdotes which she employs Those who lived during reconstruction are passing away so rapidly that data, unless gathered now, can never be had thus at first hand every year increases the difficulty Mrs Avary s experience as author, editor and journalist, her command of shorthand and her social connections have opened up opportunities not usually accessible to one person added to this is the balance of sympathy which she is able to strike as a Southern woman who has sojourned much at the North In these pages she renders a public service She aids the American to better understanding of his country s past and clearer concept of its present.
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    1. I had often seen Avary s book cited in Reconstruction bibliographies, and a few particularly intriguing references to her work finally made me curious enough to track down a copy Reading it shortly after Kate Cumming s wartime journal made for a striking contrast Forty years passed between the composition of the two books, and where Kate is grim, bitter, and firmly rooted in the realities of war, Avary is remote, proper, and, if I may say so, artificial By 1906 genuflection before the altar of A [...]

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