Cobb's Ordeal: The Diaries of a Virginia Farmer, 1842-1872

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University of Georgia Press, 1997 - 365 من الصفحات
Daniel W. Cobb, a farmer and small slaveholder from Virginia's rural tidewater, was unhappily married, resentful of his prosperous in-laws, and terribly lonely. His closest friend was the diary he kept for more than thirty momentous years in American history, from 1842 until his death at age sixty-one in 1872.

The devout, plainspoken Cobb wrote in a conversational style, candidly recording his innermost thoughts. His diary's intimate account of a troubled marriage provides a painfully frank chronicle of incompatibility. The diary also illuminates the momentous impact of the Civil War and emancipation. Offering many insights into the oral culture from which he sprang, Cobb's Ordeal reveals the great differences that separate his world from our own.

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Foundations and Faith
3
Marriage and Personality
22
Society
43
Farming
64
Slavery
84
Part Two An Antebellum Year
95
Winter
97
Spring
112
Part Three The Confederate Years
177
I fear a Bloody war will come up on us
179
My dreams is not plesant
209
The big desiding fight I think is on hand
221
This war is on a pivet
237
What a bloody cruel war this is
260
White Reconstruction
281
Daniel W Cobbs Family and Kin
331

Summer
131
Autumn
154

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Daniel W. Crofts is Professor of History at The College of New Jersey. His books include Reluctant Confederates: Upper South Unionists in the Secession Crisis; Old Southampton: Politics and Society in a Virginia County, 1834-1869; and A Secession Crisis Enigma: William Henry Hurlbert and “The Diary of a Public Man”, forthcoming in 2010.

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