The Rhetoric of Rebel Women

The Rhetoric of Rebel Women

Civil War Diaries and Confederate Persuasion

eBook - 2013
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During the American Civil War, southern white women found themselves speaking and acting in unfamiliar and tumultuous circumstances. With the war at their doorstep, women who supported the war effort took part in defining what it meant to be, and to behave as, a Confederate through their verbal and nonverbal rhetorics. Though most did not speak from the podium, they viewed themselves as participants in the war effort, indicating that what they did or did not say could matter. Drawing on the rich evidence in women's Civil War diaries, The Rhetoric of Rebel Women recognizes women's p.
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2013.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (266 pages).

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