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The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams a Southern Woman's Story of Rebellion and Reconstruction 1863-1890

Sixteen-year-old Nannie had to come to terms with Union occupation very early in the war. In 

1863, while living in Clarksville, Tennessee, Martha Ann Haskins, known to friends and family as Nannie, began a diary. The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams: A Southern Woman’s Story of Rebellion and Reconstruction, 1863?1890 provides valuable insights into the conditions in occupied Middle Tennessee. A young, elite Confederate sympathizer, Nannie was on the cusp of adulthood with the expectation of becoming a mistress in a slaveholding society. The war ended this prospect, and her life was forever changed. Though this is the first time the diaries have been published in full, they are well known among Civil War scholars, and a voice-over from the wartime diary was used repeatedly in Ken Burns's famous PBS program The Civil War.

$29.95
Weight: 
1 lb
Dimensions: 
9 × 2 × 6 in