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A Belle of the Fifties: Memoirs of Mrs. Clay of Alabama

by Clay-Clopton, Virginia and Atkins, Leah Rawls and Harrison Jr., Joseph H.

Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Issue: Winter 2000
ISBN: 0817309861

As the introduction to this edition of A Belle of the Fifties observes, the dramatic and unflappable Virginia Clay-Clopton "brilliantly exploited the social opportunities afforded by Washington and Richmond" between 1853-66. This work describes what she saw.

review of A Belle of the Fifties: Memoirs of Mrs. Clay of Alabama, by Clay-Clopton, Virginia, Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2000).