Book Reviews of Sarah Morgan : The Civil War Diary Of A Southern Woman

Sarah Morgan : The Civil War Diary Of A Southern Woman
Sarah Morgan The Civil War Diary Of A Southern Woman
Author: Charles East
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ISBN-13: 9780671785031
ISBN-10: 0671785036
Publication Date: 10/1/1992
Pages: 672
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Touchstone
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Sarah Morgan : The Civil War Diary Of A Southern Woman on + 205 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Born into one of the best families of Baton Rouge, Sarah Morgan was not yet twenty when she began her diary in January 1962, nine months after the start of the Civil War.

This is wonderful. Great description of day to day life.
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While in the beginning of this book (diary) you don't really like the stuck up spoiled character, as soon as the civil war hits and they lose everything, it becomes really interesting. What I found most interesting was honestly their day to day life and how they 'did things' back then..and her line of 'thinking' throughout the book is so different from how we reason and think things out today as far as our interactions with others. I've read a lot of civil war novels and it was great to read a diary from the time to see how they actually felt..those who experienced it.
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This is one of the best Civil War accounts from a womans perspective I've ever read. Although Sarah is a little stuffy in the begining, I became emotionally envolved with her story. Through her personal thought in her diary, began in 1862, one gets a full glimps of life for a southern woman during this period of American history.
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I enjoyed the book, very much. It's a bit confusing to keep up with all the people Sarah refers to, but I find her voice charming, exasperating, poetic, and truthful. I want to slap her a little, when she writes about how uninteresting and uneducated she is. I find her just the opposite. What a miracle this survived and was published. She represents a part of our history that has not been often recorded.

I'm pleased to have made this discovery. Make sure you read a recent version of this, the original publications were edited heavily. The East version is complete and features a bit of background about the family.