A belle of the fifties : memoirs of Mrs. Clay of Alabama, covering social and political life in Washington and the South, 1853-66 / Virginia Clay-Clopton ; put into narrative form by Ada Sterling (d. 1939) ; with an introduction and annotations by Leah Rawls Atkins, Joseph H. Harrison Jr., and Sara A. Hudson.

This reissue of what has long been considered one of the finest female memoirs of the 19th-century South will provide a new generation of readers with a revealing and unusual perspective on the Civil War era. The author was born into the slaveholding elite and frequented the inner circles of Washing...

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Main Author: Clay-Clopton, Virginia, 1825-1915.
Other Authors: Sterling, Ada, -1939.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1999.
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Call Number: F213 .S84 1999eb