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Uncompromising Diary of Sallie McNeil

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1 Uncompromising Diary of Sallie McNeil on Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:27 am

In this annotated diary, Sallie McNeill chronicles thoughts,
observations, and details of her daily life during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. This remarkably well-preserved document tells McNeill's story from her days as a student in the female department of Baylor College at Independence until her death in 1867. McNeill's story - common to the era and place and still intensely personal - lets readers glimpse the numbing expectations of a young woman's proper behavior, moral referencing of those living under the influence of the second Great Awakening, intellectual questions posed by the education of the day, and the lifestyle of the planter class at the margins of its geographical reach.

Edited by:
GINNY McNEILL RASKA, one of Sallie's descendants, transcribed the
original diary. Raska is the Sweeny, Texas, Junior High School
librarian. MARY LYNNE GASAWAY HILL attended the archaeological field school at the Levi Jordan plantation. Her doctorate is from Tulane University.

# Hardcover: 216 pages
# Publisher: Texas A&M University Press (February 2009)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 1603440879
# ISBN-13: 978-1603440875

It's not bad. Not much about the war and a lot of woe is me, early 20 year old angst. She is of a very wealthy family so it's a bit skewed. I enjoyed it.

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