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Chesnut, Mary Boykin 1823-1886

Overview
Works: 79 works in 263 publications in 2 languages and 13,384 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Biography  Sources  Diaries  Autobiographies  Fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Romance fiction  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Dedicatee, Illustrator
Classifications: E487, 973.782
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Most widely held works about Mary Boykin Chesnut
 
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A diary from Dixie by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

58 editions published between 1905 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most famous single source of information about the heroic, tragic, and romantic life of the women under the Stars and Bars
Two novels by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the well-educated and socially skilled wife of a prominent Confederate, Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut (1823-86) was ideally situated - and intellectually equipped - to record the narrative of daily life in the Confederacy during the Civil War. Yet while she is widely recognized for the significant contribution of her "diaries," Mary Chesnut's other works chronicling her experiences in the Civil War South have remained unpublished and virtually unknown until now." "Intensely autobiographical novels, The Captain and the Colonel and Two Years - or The Way We Lived Then - are Chesnut's fictionalized accounts of the world as women experienced it in the mid-nineteenth-century South. These short, unfinished novels address a wide range of subjects related to women and serve as an extension of the valuable source material found in the diaries, revealing much about southern history and culture, gender roles, slave-mistress relations, childhood, education, the experiences of westward migration, and the impact of the Civil War on private lives and relationships." "With an introduction by Elizabeth Hanson that places Chesnut's novels in their social context, and thoughtfully edited by Elisabeth Muhlenfeld, Mary Chesnut's fiction is a fascinating and long overdue addition to the library of southern history
A diary from Dixie, as written by Mary Boykin Chesnut, wife of James Chesnut, Jr., United States senator from South Carolina, 1859-1861, and afterward an aide to Jefferson Davis and a brigadier-general in the Confederate army by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

8 editions published between 1905 and 1961 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut's A Diary from Dixie is a fiery account of her experiences and struggles during the Civil War. It was published in 1905, nineteen years after her death, but she had spent many years revising and editing her Civil War diary during the 1880s in preparation for publication. It has been republished twice, once in 1949 and, under the title Mary Chesnut's Civil War, in 1981. The diary opens on the day Chesnut learns Lincoln had been elected, and covers the turmoil leading up to and during the Civil War, closing with a final entry on August 2, 1865. Chesnut accompanied her husband, James Chesnut, Jr., on many of his military operations and spent time in Charleston, South Carolina; Montgomery, Alabama; Richmond, Virginia; Flat Rock, North Carolina; and many other Southern towns. She describes her interview with Robert E. Lee, discusses her perceptions of Jefferson Davis, and tells countless stories of her interactions with Southern politicians, revealing some of their more private concerns and interests. In her diary, Chesnut adeptly balances her personal traumas with the larger struggles the South faced during the Civil War. A Diary from Dixie is often recognized as one of the most important Southern literary works of the nineteenth century
A diary from Dixie, as written by Mary Boykin Chesnut, wife of James Chesnut, Jr., United States senator from South Carolina, 1859-1861 by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

2 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Chesnut's Civil War by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the diary of Mary Chestnut. A personal account of the South's headlong plunge to ruin
The private Mary Chesnut : the unpublished Civil War diaries by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian C. Vann Woodward and Chesnut's biographer Elisabeth Muhlenfeld present here the previously unpublished Civil War diaries of Mary Boykin Chesnut. The ideal diarist, Mary Chesnut was at the right place at the right time with the right connections. Daughter of one senator from South Carolina and wife of another, she had kin and friends all over the Confederacy and knew intimately its political and military leaders. At Montgomery when the new nation was founded, at Charleston when the war started, and at Richmond during many crises, she traveled extensively during the war. She watched a world "literally kicked to pieces" and left the most vivid account we have of the death throes of a society. The diaries, filled with personal revelations and indiscretions, are indispensable to an appreciation of our most famous Southern literary insight into the Civil War experience
La guerra civil de Mary Chesnut o Cómo la más rancia dama de la aristocracia confederada lo cuenta todo by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A diary from Dixie : the Civil War's most celebrated journal, written 1860-1865 by the wife of James Chesnut, Jr., an aide to President Jefferson Davis and a brigadier-general in the Confederate Army by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original diary of Mary Chesnut, an important work that was repeatedly quoted during the famous television documentary The Civil War, provides an insightful look into how the war affected the daily lives of the people of the South
HAGEN, D.A.: Songs (Crowder, Moore, S. Stern)( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diary from dixie, as written by mary boykin chesnut, wife of james chesnut by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil war by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A diary from Dixie, as written by Mary by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mary Chesnut's civil war; ed by C. Vann Woodward by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mary Chesnut's Civil War by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Three letters, 1847-1848, from the Governor's wife, Elizabeth Peyre Richardson Manning (whose relation as niece, sister, wife, mother, aunt and grandmother, to six South Carolina governors was featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not) are to her son, John Laurence, and his future wife, Sally Bland Clarke of Virginia. Manning's correspondents during the Civial War years (William Henry Trescot, Generals Joseph E. Johnston and William Preston (of Ky.), John LeConte, Edward McCrady, Jr. and Sr., John J. McRae, James Simons, William Porcher Miles, Edward Boykin and Franklin J. Moses, Sr.) disclose or discuss the problems of refugees, opposition to the S.C. Executive Council, Manning's second gubernatorial candidacy, production of saltpeter for gunpowder, turpentine and other "medicinal" liquors, military operations in Charleston Harbor, opposition to Jefferson Davis, scarcity and exchange of food and other provisions, supplies of corn for troops in North Carolina and Virginia, operation of the Wilmington and Manchester Railroad and the military career of Manning's son, Richard
Myrta Lockett Avary papers by Myrta Lockett Avary( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers consist of biographical and family material about Myrta Lockett Avary; correspondence and reviews about her publications; and typescripts of her books, articles and poetry
Two novels by Mary Chesnut by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Two novels Two novels by Mary Chesnut
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Two novelsMary Chesnut's Civil WarThe private Mary Chesnut : the unpublished Civil War diariesA diary from Dixie : the Civil War's most celebrated journal, written 1860-1865 by the wife of James Chesnut, Jr., an aide to President Jefferson Davis and a brigadier-general in the Confederate ArmyTwo novels by Mary ChesnutA diary from DixieConfederate women
Alternative Names
Chesnut, Mary

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Chesnut, Mary Boykin.

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Chesnut, Mary Boykin Miller 1823-1886

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Miller Chesnut, Mary

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English (199)

Spanish (11)