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

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  39 ratings  ·  4 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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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 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Karen
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 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.
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.
Jan Daulton
this is a wonderful book...a great picture of the Civil War's impact on a southern family
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