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A Diary from Dixie

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Laurie Anne Walden

14 Hours 34 Minutes


January 2016

Audio Book Summary

Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, a well-educated South Carolina woman who was the wife of a Confederate general, kept extensive journals during the Civil War. Mrs. Chesnut moved in elite circles of Southern society and had a keen interest in politics. Her diary is both an important historic document and, due to her sharp wit and often irreverent attitude, a fascinating window into Southern society of the time. This recording is of the first published edition of the diary, edited by Isabella D. Martin and Myrta Lockett Avary and compiled from Mrs. Chesnut's revisions of her original journals. (Summary by Laurie Anne Walden)

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  • Patricia B.

    This reading was excellent. The narrator was.clear and concise. It amazes me that being raised in the south how little I understood of the importance of hospitality I was a lengths taught by my Grandparents and greatgrandparents. And the interaction between the older black field hands and other farmers. The Story of my Childhood brought back so many moments I witnessed of a time now long gone. I really never noticed a person's color

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  • Kathryn Rogers

    Great narration. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Provides insight into the culture of the southern states prior to the Civil War. It is also hints at the suffering caused by the war.

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  • Carole Chambers

    This is a great book for listening as I walk on the nature trails near my house here in Houston, Texas!

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