A Diary from Dixie by Mary Chesnut (Free Audio Book)
A DIARY FROM DIXIE by MARY CHESNUT – A free audiobook
Narrated by: Laurie Anne Walden
This audiobook is a compilation of journal entries from one Mary Boykin Miller Chestnut. Mary was a well-educated woman from South Carolina and the wife of a Confederate general. Her journal detailed her experiences during the American Civil War in South Carolina.
This diary has been viewed as a valuable historical document as it offers a personal glimpse into the Southern society during the civil war that tore the country in half. Due to Mrs. Chestnut’s smart as well as cheeky attitude, her diaries offer readers and listeners an interesting look into the elite and political circles that she was part of.
Narrated by Laurie Anne Walden, A Diary from Dixie audiobook has profited greatly from Walden’s enunciation and complete hold of the way people spoke during the time. This audiobook is taken from the very first edition of Mary Boykin Miller Chestnut’s diary which was documented and revised by Mrs. Chestnut herself.
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