Surviving the Confederacy

Surviving the Confederacy

Rebellion, Ruin, and Recovery : Roger and Sara Pryor During the Civil War

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Houghton
War is hell--and not only on the battlefield, as John Waugh eloquently demonstrates in this fascinating and poignant portrait of one of the South's most well-known and admired couples, Roger and Sara Pryor, their friends, and their society.
Pryor was an ardent and fiery newspaper editor, secessionist leader, and soldier; she a graceful and compassionate companion, mother, and survivor. They were present at many of the crucial moments before and during the Civil War, from the first shot at Sumter to the fall of Richmond. Living examples of the South's pride and success before the war, they were also victims of the ensuing privation and destruction.
If the Pryors are the principal actors in the drama of Surviving the Confederacy, the people they knew and the people who suffered along with them form a resonant chorus that describes the life of the South during the war and the devastation that followed it. Surviving the Confederacy dramatizes that transformation with a story that is uniquely compelling and alive.


Baker & Taylor
A portrait of newspaper editor and secessionist leader Roger Pryor and his wife, Sara, considers their presence at crucial moments before and during the Civil War and their roles as examples of Southern pride and privation victims. 20,000 first printing.

Harcourt Publishing
War is hell--and not only on the battlefield, as John Waugh eloquently demonstrates in this fascinating and poignant portrait of one of the South's most well-known and admired couples, Roger and Sara Pryor, their friends, and their society.
Pryor was an ardent and fiery newspaper editor, secessionist leader, and soldier; she a graceful and compassionate companion, mother, and survivor. They were present at many of the crucial moments before and during the Civil War, from the first shot at Sumter to the fall of Richmond. Living examples of the South's pride and success before the war, they were also victims of the ensuing privation and destruction.
If the Pryors are the principal actors in the drama of Surviving the Confederacy, the people they knew and the people who suffered along with them form a resonant chorus that describes the life of the South during the war and the devastation that followed it. Surviving the Confederacy dramatizes that transformation with a story that is uniquely compelling and alive.


Book News
For his fifth book about the US Civil War, Waugh examines how a Virginia couple who moved in the highest political and social circles in the North and South before the war, and in the South during it, dealt with the hardship and heartbreak of the conflict. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
War is hell - and not only on the battlefield, as John Waugh demonstrates in this portrait of one of the South's most-well known and admired couples, Roger and Sara Pryor, their friends, and their society.
Pryor was an ardent and fiery newspaper editor, secessionist leader, and soldier, she a graceful and compassionate companion, mother, and survivor. They were present at many of the crucial moments before and during the Civil War, from the first shot at Sumter to the fall of Richmond. Living examples of the South's pride and success before the war, they were also victims of the ensuing privation and destruction.
If the Pryors are the principal actors in the drama of Surviving the Confederacy, the people they knew and the people who suffered along with them form a resonant chorus that describes the life of the South during the war and the devastation that followed it. Surviving the Confederacy dramatizes that transformation with a story that is uniquely compelling and alive.

Publisher: New York : Harcourt, [2002]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780151003891
0151003890
Branch Call Number: 973.713 PRYOR WAUGH
Characteristics: 447 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm

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