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A Diary from Dixie

A Diary from Dixie

Mary Boykin Chesnut

Edited by Ben Ames Williams

ISBN 9780674202917

Publication date: 05/07/1980

One of the most important documents in southern history, this is a day-by-day diary of the Civil War years. It rings with authenticity while evoking the nostalgia, bitterness, and comedy of the Confederacy.


  • Filled with gossip, stories, laughter and tears, it points up gaieties and tragedies of a nation at war with itself. Entertaining yet constantly reflecting the gravity of these years, this holds much interest for the thoughtful reader and deserves a glance from historians seeking to interpret this tragic era.

    —Library Journal

Book Details

  • 608 pages
  • 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press
  • Foreword by Edmund Wilson