Home » Shadows on My Heart: The Civil War Diary of Lucy Rebecca Buck of Virginia by Lucy Rebecca Buck
Shadows on My Heart: The Civil War Diary of Lucy Rebecca Buck of Virginia Lucy Rebecca Buck

Shadows on My Heart: The Civil War Diary of Lucy Rebecca Buck of Virginia

Lucy Rebecca Buck

Published
ISBN : 9780820318523
Hardcover
400 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

When the Civil War began in 1861 Lucy Rebecca Buck was the eighteen-year-old daughter of a prosperous planter, living on her familys plantation in Virginias Shenandoah Valley. On Christmas Day of that year she began a diary which she would keep forMoreWhen the Civil War began in 1861 Lucy Rebecca Buck was the eighteen-year-old daughter of a prosperous planter, living on her familys plantation in Virginias Shenandoah Valley. On Christmas Day of that year she began a diary which she would keep for the duration of the war, during which time troops were quartered in her home and battles were literally waged in her front yard.This extraordinary chronicle mirrors the experience of many women torn between loyalty to the Confederate cause and dissatisfaction with the unrealistic ideology of white southern womanhood. In powerful, unsentimental language, Bucks diary reveals her anger and ambivalence about the challenges thrust upon her by the upheaval of her self, her family, and the world as she knew it. This document provides an extraordinary glimpse into the shadows on the heart of both Lucy Buck and the American South.