New additions to the collections of the Government and Heritage Library:
The Reconstruction of White Southern Womanhood 1865-1895, by Jane Censer. This book examines how elite white southern women forged new identities in the turbulent era after the Civil War. The stories of these women are revealed against the backdrop of the emancipation movement and the revived image of the southern belle.
Redeeming the Southern Family: Evangelical Women and Domestic Devotion in the Antebellum South, by Scott Stephan. The author describes how evangelical denominations moved from the fringe to the mainstream and the ways in which women played a major role in the transformation.
Library materials are available for check out at the Government and Heritage Library by North Carolina State Agency employees or may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan request at your local public library. To view other new library acquisitions, click here.