New York: Wm. C. Rryant & Co., 1863. Sewn binding. 23 pages. 23 x 14.5 cm. No. 10 in a series of 17 published by The Loyal Publication Society relating to the Civil War. In this essay, Kirkland sets out to challenge a widespread opinion, most likely made by a Southern source, that the women of the South were more steadfast in manner than their Northern counterparts.
"It has lately become the fashion to say that, with regard to their interest in the present most unhappy war, the women of the North have not equaled those of the South in patriotic interest, labors, and scarifies."
Kirkland puts forth numerous retorts but one that seemed to stick was the notion that if the her Southern sisters had allowed their honesty on the subject of slavery be known, maybe the state of affairs would be different. Interior clean, wraps lightly toned and foxed at edges. Cream wraps. Very good. Item #2722