Two Novels By Mary Chestnut

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Edited by Elizabeth "Betsy", Muhlenfield, former President of SBC. Two autobiographical novels, The Captain and the Colonel and Two Years, or, The Way We Lived Then, are Chestnut's fictionalized accounts of the world as women experienced it in the mid-nineteenth-century American South. The author reveals much about southern history and culture, gender roles, slave-mistress relations, childhood, education, westward migration, and the impact of the Civil War on private lives. Mary Boykin Miller Chestnut lived from 1823-1886.  Publications of the Southern Texts Society.  Hardcover.  Copyright 2002.