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War MattersMaterial Culture in the Civil War Era$
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Joan E. Cashin

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469643205

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.001.0001

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There’s No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home

Gender, Family, and the Confederate Alabama Household

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(p.176) 8 There’s No Place Like Home
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War Matters
Author(s):
Victoria E. Ott
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.003.0009

The plain folk of Alabama who supported the Confederacy used household objects to craft a new identity. To express that identity, they made military uniforms and supplied foodstuffs for soldiers. But the war’s deprivations undermined the household and made many non-elite whites lose faith in the Confederacy.

Keywords:   Alabama, Plain folk, Plantation elite, Family, Gender, Household, Food, Clothing, Hunger, Gill Shorter

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