For many of us, we have certain images in our mind how the South was back before the Civil War. We have images of women sitting on porches drinking mint juleps and have lavish parties and balls.
Unfortunately, that is just an illusion that Hollywood created to gloss over the harsh facts of reality. Catherine Clinton shows us through crystal clear lenses the truth of how women (of all races) were treated back in the Antebellum South.
It wasn’t all days of wine and roses even for the wives of the Plantation masters. This book will definitely open your eyes and show us how much our educational system really doesn’t teach us.
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