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Mary's World: Love, War & Family Ties in Nineteenth-Century Charleston

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  75 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Born to affluence and opportunity in the South's Golden Age, Mary Motte Alston Pringle (1803-1884) represented the epitome of Southern white womanhood. Her husband was a wealthy rice planter who owned four plantations and 337 slaves. Her thirteen children included two Harvard scholars, seven world travelers, a U.S. Navy war hero, six Confederate soldiers, one possible Unio ...more
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published November 1st 2000 by Corinthian Books
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Robin
May 20, 2014 Robin rated it really liked it
Good detailed read of the life of a Family during and after the Civil War. Not a diary form but non fictions based on and drawn from Family letters, journals and documents. Discusses the lives of the TitLE Lady Her husband and many children in detail from birth to death. An excellent overview of the vast and difficult changes the nation went through from after its Birth to well after the civil war.
Nancy Jean Cramer
Jul 13, 2007 Nancy Jean Cramer rated it it was amazing
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I learned more than I really wanted to know about the War Between the States. I can no longer call that war the Civil War---there was nothing civil about it.

That war was never about slavery.....it was against South Carolina's seccession from the States....

The Federalists came down from the north and vandalized,
burned, looted and destroyed homes of both black and white peoples.
Kelsie
May 04, 2013 Kelsie rated it it was ok
Admittedly, I only made it through half of this book. I was enjoying the information, but it just got tiresome and I lost interest. The information, though chronological, didn't always feel organized. The writing also seemed dry to me, despite the wealth of detail. I really wanted to get into this book, but I just couldn't.
Linda
Oct 13, 2014 Linda rated it liked it
I was very interested in the difference between Mary's opinions of slavery and slaves, and that of her sons and husband. I want to go back to Charleston now and visit the Miles Brewton house and walk the streets of the old town with the characters of Mary's family in my mind.
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Feb 13, 2012 Jan Daulton rated it really liked it
this is a wonderful book...a great picture of the Civil War's impact on a southern family
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Interesting documentary of an antebellum family in SC and their difficulties from 1820-Reconstruction and after.
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