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The Resource A Maryland bride in the Deep South : the Civil War diary of Priscilla Bond, edited, with an introduction, by Kimberly Harrison

A Maryland bride in the Deep South : the Civil War diary of Priscilla Bond, edited, with an introduction, by Kimberly Harrison

Label
A Maryland bride in the Deep South : the Civil War diary of Priscilla Bond
Title
A Maryland bride in the Deep South
Title remainder
the Civil War diary of Priscilla Bond
Statement of responsibility
edited, with an introduction, by Kimberly Harrison
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 1858, nineteen-year-old Priscilla "Mittie" Munnikhuysen began a new diary that saw her marry, leave her family in the genteel Protestant seaboard culture of Chesapeake Bay, and take up residence with her wealthy husband, Howard Bond, in the frontier plantation society of Catholic south Louisiana. By 1865, Priscilla Bond had witnessed trials and disillusionments enough to fill a two-volume journal: her father-in-law's brutality toward his slaves; her husband's alleged ambush of Union soldiers and subsequent flight from home; the retaliatory burning of the family's sugar plantation in Houma; and the losses, horrors, and daily depredations of war."
  • "Published here for the first time, with extensive notes and a critical introduction by Kimberly Harrison, Bond's intimate writings illuminate the Civil War's impact on women, families, and individual identities. Occasionally Bond records her experiences for the benefit of later readers, but more often she uses her diary to carve a space and time for self-reflection, self-instruction, and self-persuasion. Nineteenth-century women's lives were defined by their relation to others - as wife, mother, daughter, and sister - and keeping a diary allowed Bond to claim time for herself. It served as a rhetorical tool that helped motivate her to conform to contemporary standards of "true womanhood," adapt to a harsh new environment, and survive the collapse of a civilization."
  • "Harrison's interpretive commentary enables readers to appreciate the context within which Bond writes even as entries about everything from marital anguish to in-law difficulties to religious struggles to failing health bring Priscilla Bond uniquely and movingly to life. Her diary, deftly cross-referenced with numerous letters, adds a valuable and enriching layer of complexity to the larger story of the Civil War home front."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1838-1866
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bond, Priscilla
Dewey number
  • 976.3/5105/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E605
LC item number
.B69 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Harrison, Kimberly
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wives
  • Plantation life
  • Women
  • Bond, Priscilla
  • Louisiana
  • United States
  • Houma Region (La.)
  • Abbeville (La.)
  • Baltimore (Md.)
  • United States
Label
A Maryland bride in the Deep South : the Civil War diary of Priscilla Bond, edited, with an introduction, by Kimberly Harrison
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [369]-375) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Friends home and love, all are mine" : 21 May 1858-10 April 1859 -- "Religion in affliction" : 1 May 1859-25 August 1859 -- "Can I do a wife's duty?" : 26 August 1859-31 May 1860 -- "I have released him" : 1 June 1860-9 November 1860 -- "The greatest trial of my life" : 12 November 1860-2 April 1861 -- "War is upon us" : 4 July 1861-27 July 1862 -- "We fled our home" : 1 August 1862-18 September 1863 -- "Abbeville independence" : 19 September 1863-17 January 1864 -- "Life almost seems like a burden" : 19 January 1864-31 May 1864 -- "This suspense is dreadful!" : 1 June 1864-8 July 1865
Control code
61453861
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 384 pages
Isbn
9780807131435
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005023217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780807131435
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
A Maryland bride in the Deep South : the Civil War diary of Priscilla Bond, edited, with an introduction, by Kimberly Harrison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [369]-375) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Friends home and love, all are mine" : 21 May 1858-10 April 1859 -- "Religion in affliction" : 1 May 1859-25 August 1859 -- "Can I do a wife's duty?" : 26 August 1859-31 May 1860 -- "I have released him" : 1 June 1860-9 November 1860 -- "The greatest trial of my life" : 12 November 1860-2 April 1861 -- "War is upon us" : 4 July 1861-27 July 1862 -- "We fled our home" : 1 August 1862-18 September 1863 -- "Abbeville independence" : 19 September 1863-17 January 1864 -- "Life almost seems like a burden" : 19 January 1864-31 May 1864 -- "This suspense is dreadful!" : 1 June 1864-8 July 1865
Control code
61453861
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 384 pages
Isbn
9780807131435
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005023217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780807131435
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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