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A Bachelor's Life in Antebellum Mississippi: The Diary of Dr. Elijah Millington Walker, 1849-1852

by Wrenn, Lynette Boney, Editor
Publisher: The University of Tennessee Press
Retail Price: $34.00
Issue: Winter 2005
ISBN: 1572332832

Min Walker's diary portrays the life of a poor, romantic medical student in his quest to raise his social stature and find a wife. The book provides a rare look at the life of a young, non-elite Southern white man. Through Walker's eyes, the reader gets a glimpse of antebellum Mississippi including the social interaction among young adults and the types of ailments that plagued the small towns of north Mississippi.

review of A Bachelor's Life in Antebellum Mississippi: The Diary of Dr. Elijah Millington Walker, 1849-1852, by Wrenn, Lynette Boney, Editor, Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2005).