Céline remembering Louisiana, 1850-1871 /
Céline Frémaux Garcia ; edited by Patrick J. Geary ; foreword by Bertram Wyatt-Brown.
Athens : University of Georgia Press, c1987.
xxxix, 277 p. ; 23 cm.
0820309648 (alk. paper)
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Athens : University of Georgia Press, c1987.
0820309648 (alk. paper)
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Includes index.
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Bibliography: p. 245-261.
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Appeared in Choice on 1988-09:
This reminiscence of a 19th-century Louisiana woman in conflict with her mother combines domestic tension with hardships suffered during the Civil War. The result is a worthy addition to the memoirs of this period by southern women such as Julia LeGrand and Sarah Morgan Dawson. Celine Fremaux Garcia wrote this account more than 30 years after its closing date, relying on memory and diaries; it was not discovered until long after her death. The editor has done a commendable job in his introduction and footnotes to clarify Garcia's narrative and to correct mistakes. Although Garcia's childhood was interesting, her Civil War experiences make the most compelling reading. She gives a vivid account of refugee families fleeing invading Union forces, of Port Hudson where her father was stationed as a Confederate engineer, and of Jackson, Louisiana, where the Fremauxs lived until the war's end. The narrative concludes with the Fremaux family's move to New Orleans and Garcia's marriage. A first-rate account of one antebellum family and of how the Civil War profoundly affected it. Highly recommended for college, university, and public libraries. -J. Jackson, Southeastern Louisiana University
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