A BLOCKADED FAMILY: LIFE IN SOUTHERN ALABAMA DURING THE CIVIL WAR.

Cambridge, Ma: The Riverside Press, 1900. [2],v,176,[2]pp. 12mo. Original cloth, front board stamped in black, spine gilt. Cloth faded and soiled, rear joint starting, ex-library with shelf label, accession number and stamp of Goshen Public Library on front pastedown and occasionally throughout, bookplate residue on rear pastedown. Very light scattered foxing. Good. Item #WRCAM57102

Later edition, following the first of 1900. "A seriously neglected book, this appealing account of life on an Alabama plantation in a time of makeshifts and shortages ought to be available in a new edition." - In Tall Cotton. The author tells of her experiences on an Alabama plantation during the Civil War, and how she and the other women made clothes, dyes, and other materials during the blockade. In one chapter she describes the various substitutes that were tried for coffee and tea, including her discovery of roasted okra seeds. A brief and interesting look at life during the Civil War from the perspective of southern woman. This 1900 printing is not located in OCLC. IN TALL COTTON 76. NEVINS II, p. 191.

Price: $200.00