Kelly H. Crosby '15, Gettysburg College
Student Research Paper
Date of Creation
Southern plantation women experienced a shift in identity over the course of the Civil War. Through the diaries of Catherine Edmondston and Eliza Fain, historians note the discrepancy between the ideal and real roles women had while the men were off fighting. Unique perspectives and hidden voices in their writings offer valuable insight into the life of plantation women and the hybrid identity they gained despite the Confederate loss.
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Crosby, Kelly H., "The Ideal and the Real: Southern Plantation Women of the Civil War" (2014). Student Publications. 286.