Southern Ladies' Civil War and Antebellum Fashions 1855–1865, contains historically accurate descriptions of clothing, shoes, and undergarments worn by Southern women from 1855 to 1865, and a look at the ways that Southern women ingeniously kept themselves clothed and shod during the hard days of the Civil War. Sources include newspapers, magazines, letters, and diaries from the period. The book is illustrated with black-and-white sketches and fashion drawings from that era.
Historian Frances Hallam Hurt wrote, “…a delightful reprieve from the battles. It is so well researched and well written…. It is a fine contribution to our knowledge of the period.”