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Author Silkenat, David.

Title Moments of despair [electronic resource] : suicide, divorce, & debt in Civil War era North Carolina / David Silkenat.

Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 296 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents By his own hand : suicide -- Most horrible of crimes : suicide in the old south -- The self-slaying epidemic : suicide after the Civil War -- The legacy of the war we suppose : suicide in medical and social thought -- To loosen the bands of society : divorce -- The country is also a party : antebellum divorce in black and white -- Connubial Bliss until he entered the army by conscription : civil war and divorce -- The divorce mill runs over time : marital breakdown and reform in the new south -- Enslaved by debt : the culture of credit and debt -- Sacredness of obligations : debt in antebellum North Carolina -- Out of debt before I die : the credit crisis of the Civil War -- What the landlord and the storeman choose to make it : general stores, pawnshops, and boardinghouses in the new south -- Nothing less than a question of slavery or freedom : populism and the crisis of debt in the new south.
Summary In this comprehensive volume of the collected writings of James Monroe Whitfield (1822-71), Robert S. Levine and Ivy G. Wilson restore this African American poet, abolitionist, and intellectual to his rightful place in the arts and politics of the nineteenth-century United States. For this volume, Levine and Wilson gathered and annotated all of Whitfield's extant writings, both poetry and prose, and many pieces are reprinted here for the first time since their original publication. In their thorough introduction, the editors situate Whitfield in relation to key debates on black nationalism in.
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Subject Suicide -- North Carolina -- History -- 19th century.
Divorce -- North Carolina -- History -- 19th century.
Debt -- North Carolina -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books -- History.
Electronic books -- History.
Other Form: Print version: Silkenat, David. Moments of despair. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011 9780807834602 (DLC) 2010036102 (OCoLC)663102311
ISBN 9780807877951 (electronic bk.)
0807877956 (electronic bk.)
9781469603353 (electronic bk.)
1469603357 (electronic bk.)