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Moments of despair : suicide, divorce, & debt in Civil War era North Carolina / David Silkenat.

Author/creator Silkenat, David
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoChapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
Descriptionx, 296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2010036102
ISBN9780807834602 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN0807834602 (cloth : alk. paper)

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