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[ Read ] ➪ The War-Time Journal of a Georgia Girl, 1864-1865 Author Eliza Frances Andrews – Webpolitics.us

The War-Time Journal of a Georgia Girl, 1864-1865In The Fall Of 1864 General Sherman And His Army Cut A Ruinous Swath Across Georgia, And Outraged Southerners Steeled Themselves For Defeat Threatened By The Approach Of The Union Army, Young Eliza Frances Andrews And Her Sister Metta Fled From Their Home In Washington, Georgia, To Comparative Safety In The Southwestern Part Of The State The Daughter Of A Prominent Judge Who Disapproved Of Secession, Eliza Kept A Diary That Fully Registers The Anger And Despair Of Confederate Citizens During The Last Months Of The Civil War The War Time Journal Of A Georgia Girl Depicts The Chaos And Tumult Of A Period When Invaders And Freed Slaves Swarmed In The Streets, Starved And Beaten Soldiers Asked For Food At Houses With Little Or None, And Currency Was Worthless Eliza S Agony Is Complicated By Political Differences With Her Beloved Father Edited And First Published Nearly A Half Century After The Civil War, Her Diary Is A Passionate Firsthand Record.

[ Read ] ➪ The War-Time Journal of a Georgia Girl, 1864-1865 Author Eliza Frances Andrews – Webpolitics.us
  • Paperback
  • 420 pages
  • The War-Time Journal of a Georgia Girl, 1864-1865
  • Eliza Frances Andrews
  • English
  • 06 May 2017
  • 9780877972143

    10 thoughts on “[ Read ] ➪ The War-Time Journal of a Georgia Girl, 1864-1865 Author Eliza Frances Andrews – Webpolitics.us


  1. says:

    This was a fascinating read, and yet a difficult one On the one hand, it is an important document regarding what it felt like to be there, in the moment, as soldiers used your land and rubbed your nose in the loss of a four year conflict On the other, the racism which, in so many ways, has yet to leave the American consciousness, is hard to read with anything other than nausea Eliza Frances Andrews was living in Washington, Georgia, and went on a trip to Southwest Georgia just after Sherman s troops went through on their infamous March to the Sea She describes in vivid detail the scorched earth and the blackened chimneys of once proud homes in the land that, until then, had been bountiful She also describes with great fury the theft of her family s property, which she euphemistically refers to as servants, but the correct word is slaves She loathes the Yankees, and has trouble finding kind things to say for even the kinder ones When she describes the conditions at Andersonville, which were ugly beyond belief, she maintains that the Northern newspapers blew i...


  2. says:

    This book gives an interesting view of the feelings of the Southern slave holding families at the end of the Civil War and into Reconstruction From a 2010 point of view the reader has to remind themselves that we are reading a historical viewpoint from 1865 a very different set of circumstances shaped the feelings of the author i.e elite slaveholding, wealthy class whose entire world is being turned up side down but try to hold onto and justify their beliefs about race and slaveholding wrong ...


  3. says:

    If u want to really know about the south and the war read thisFrom a young girls life


  4. says:

    The Confederacy produced many interesting and talented women who left valuable accounts of their experiences and observations, but Eliza Andrews was in a class by herself Later a noteworthy teacher, novelist, and botanist, her youthful journal of War and Reconstruction is characterized by a sharp eye, intelligence, and smooth prose It s a great pity that she destroyed most of it in a moment of self doubt the surviving portions cover Christmas Eve, 1864 through August, 1865.Her viewpoint is that of a sophisticated member of the Southern elite there is adoration of knightly Confederate officers loathing for the barbarous, hypocritical Yankees racism mingled with compassion for the slaves, developing into sorrow, suspicion, and fear once they are emancipated although a modicum of mutual loyalty persisted, and her family offered support to some of them for the rest of their lives the white lower orders are seen as colourful, sometimes admirable, but definitely other.There s not much sign of Southern patriarchy here not only was Eliza highly educated and accustomed to mingling with the leaders of society, but she often expresses regret about browbeating her father for his pro Union beliefs during Reconstruction he appears to have been something of a scalawag, but she loyally refuses to elaborate However, she was expected to keep her strong opinions within the bounds of fem...


  5. says:

    Interesting how the armies came through Washington Ga after the fighting ended and then the transition to Northern army units Diary sure paints the picture of how difficult social and economic shifts we...


  6. says:

    Gave a good insight of the South following the war Some of the thoughts and feelings still remain sadly today Shows just what the southerns thought of the North and the black former slaves Also showed how freedom affected them too Would have liked to know what happened to her late...


  7. says:

    Georgia girl ReviewThis is a vivid account of the tragedy of civil war on a population It speaks frankly of the perceptions of the southern women regarding slavery and injustices on both sides of the war War is war and it is never good.


  8. says:

    Exceptional MemoirWithout a doubt the best memoir of life in the deep South I ve read Ms Andrews has chronicled so much of life and the hardships brought about not by the Civil War, rather those of the obscene behaviors of the occupiers.


  9. says:

    Enlightening ReadI enjoy non fiction historical books and this did not disappoint She says just what she feels Excellent insight into her life and times.


  10. says:

    A woman s perspective..One of the best Civil War biographies I ve ever read Scarlett O Hard has been reborn in this biography..a MUST READ

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