Yes, They Sometimes Wore Their Hair Short

Antebellum hairstyles most often were long, but there were women who cut their hair short and there always was a reason why. … More Yes, They Sometimes Wore Their Hair Short

One Reason They Didn’t Smile

Civil War diarist Mary Chesnut summed up the law thus: “There is no slave, after all, like a wife.” To write accurate historical fiction, the female characters must live with the ugly truth that women had virtually no rights in the antebellum South. Whatever romanticized historical fiction may say, Rhett Butler can’t compare with knowing “all men are created equal” means men and women have equal protection under the law. … More One Reason They Didn’t Smile