Dr. Dana McMichael is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Abilene Christian University. She completed her Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University.
Foreword by R. Scott LaMascus; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: "I Would Die Without Some Means of Expressing My Feelings"; 2. "Free, White, and Twenty-one": Representations of Self and Slave in the Diaries of Confederate Women; 3. "I Can Write and Think Myself Into a Fever About My Brother": The Convergence of Nationalism and Gender; 4. "I Shall Have to Read to Be Comforted": Intertextual References on Perceptions of Ethnicity; 5. "As a Discourager of Self-Conceit There is Nothing Like an Old Diary"; 6. Conclusion: "Rivers Deep & Strong Has Been Shed & Where Are We Now?"; Bibliography.