Blood and War at my Doorstep

Blood and War at my Doorstep

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qBetween these pages the reader will learn that North Carolina citizens did not idly stand by as their soldiers marched off to war. The women worked themselves into a€œpatriotic exhaustiona€ through Aid Societies. Civilians with different means of support from the lower class to the plantation mistress wrote the governor complaining of hoarding, speculation, the tithe, bushwhackers, unionism, conscription, and exemptions. Never before had so many died due to guerilla warfare. Unknown before starving women with weapons stormed the merchant or warehouses in search for food. Others turned to smuggling, spying, or naturea€™s oldest profession. Information from period newspapers, as well as mostly unpublished letters, tell their stories.qMrs. Henry cut up a blue silk shawl and trimmed her sona#39;s shirt in it, using the remainder for her daughtera#39;s sacque and another son a cloak. Never to waste anything, she recorded making one son an apron from old carriage cushions.

Title:Blood and War at my Doorstep
Author:Brenda Chambers McKean
Publisher:Xlibris Corporation - 2011-03-22


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