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Private ConfederaciesThe Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers$
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James J. Broomall

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469651989

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651989.001.0001

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Private Confederacies

James J. Broomall

University of North Carolina Press

Evidence found in the diaries and other private modes of expression written by antebellum southern white men show that the writers practiced forms of masculine performance expected of their class. Nineteenth century diarists showed a need to express themselves emotionally. Diary entries capture both the insular world of the family unit and engagements with the outside world, such as records of shooting parties.

Keywords:   Diaries – White Southerners, Private correspondence, Masculine behaviors, Writing as performance, Hunting, Family – American South – Antebellum

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