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A Blockaded Family, A Blockaded Family, 0817352759, 0-8173-5275-9, 978-0-8173-5275-2, 9780817352752, , , A Blockaded Family, 0817390359, 0-8173-9035-9, 978-0-8173-9035-8, 9780817390358,

A Blockaded Family
Life in Southern Alabama During the Civil War

Quality Paper
2005. 204 pp.
No illus.
Price:  $24.95 s
E Book
2015. 204 pp.
No illus.
Price:  $24.95 d

A memorable and fascinating glimpse into the Civil War home front.

Parthenia Hague experienced the Civil War while employed as a schoolteacher on a plantation near Eufaula, Alabama. This book recounts how a frightened and war-weary household dealt with privations during the blockade imposed on the South by the federal navy. The memoir of Parthenia Hague is a detailed look at the ingenious industry and self-sufficiency employed by anxious citizens as the northern army closed in.


Elizabeth Fox-Genovese is Eleonore Raoul Professor of Humanities at Emory University and author of a number of volumes, including Within the Plantation Household; Black and White Women of the Old South.

“Exceptional in its documentation of hardships and substitutions in Alabama during the war years.  Provides insight on everything from feather fans to spinning and weaving; recommended by Jefferson Davis.” —Victoria R. Rumble

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