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The Resource A rebel wife in Texas : the diary and letters of Elizabeth Scott Neblett, 1852-1864, edited by Erika L. Murr

A rebel wife in Texas : the diary and letters of Elizabeth Scott Neblett, 1852-1864, edited by Erika L. Murr

Label
A rebel wife in Texas : the diary and letters of Elizabeth Scott Neblett, 1852-1864
Title
A rebel wife in Texas
Title remainder
the diary and letters of Elizabeth Scott Neblett, 1852-1864
Statement of responsibility
edited by Erika L. Murr
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A Rebel Wife in Texas offers a singular glimpse into nineteenth-century southern culture through the eyes of a captivating and complex woman who, as a product of that culture, both revered and reviled it. Elizabeth Scott Neblett was raised in a slaveholding family in eastern Texas. Despite the frontier conditions, Neblett was very much a southern belle who embraced conventional dictates and aspired to the "cult of true womanhood." She entered romantic marriage and motherhood with optimism, but over time her experiences as a wife and mother made her severe and increasingly despondent. When the Civil War ripped away the existing social structure and took her husband away from home, she was pressed to assume many of his responsibilities, including managing the family property and its eleven slaves. Frustrated by a growing sense of powerlessness and inadequacy, she frequently railed in anger against herself, her husband, and her children
  • Elizabeth Scott Neblett's autobiographical record is the fascinating tale of one woman's life -- a life both ordinary and extraordinary. It is also, in important ways, the wider story of a culture rent by turmoil from within and without
  • Skillfully edited and annotated, A Rebel Wife in Texas is a rich resource for anyone researching the nineteenth-century South, not least for its observations on slave and class relations, regional politics, lynching, farm management, medical practices, mental illness, and the Civil War in Texas. It also offers an uncommonly intimate perspective on marriage during that era. The frankness, desperation, and detail with which Neblett discusses birth control and child rearing make this a unique collection of letters
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7/82
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E605
LC item number
.N34 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A rebel wife in Texas : the diary and letters of Elizabeth Scott Neblett, 1852-1864, edited by Erika L. Murr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [463]-466) and index
Contents
I. The Diary. 1. Love Will Unite Us!: 1852-1863 -- II. The Letters. 2. The Coming Pains of Labor: April 6, 1863-June 9, 1863. 3. Tied to the House by a Crying Young One: July 28, 1863-October 25, 1863. 4. Working for Negroes and Children: November 4, 1863-December 25, 1863. 5. No Sympathy from the Curious World: January 2, 1864-February 12, 1864. 6. A Bare Living & a Grave: February 27, 1864-April 27, 1864. 7. Pray That God May Grant Us Peace: May 2, 1864-July 3, 1864
Control code
46836832
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 476 p.
Isbn
9780807127025
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001029664
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2002. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
A rebel wife in Texas : the diary and letters of Elizabeth Scott Neblett, 1852-1864, edited by Erika L. Murr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [463]-466) and index
Contents
I. The Diary. 1. Love Will Unite Us!: 1852-1863 -- II. The Letters. 2. The Coming Pains of Labor: April 6, 1863-June 9, 1863. 3. Tied to the House by a Crying Young One: July 28, 1863-October 25, 1863. 4. Working for Negroes and Children: November 4, 1863-December 25, 1863. 5. No Sympathy from the Curious World: January 2, 1864-February 12, 1864. 6. A Bare Living & a Grave: February 27, 1864-April 27, 1864. 7. Pray That God May Grant Us Peace: May 2, 1864-July 3, 1864
Control code
46836832
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 476 p.
Isbn
9780807127025
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001029664
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2002. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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