Authors

Kelly H. Crosby '15, Gettysburg College

Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Fall 2014

Department

History

Abstract

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.

Comments

History Thesis