McMichael, Dana W.

Dr. Dana McMichael is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Abilene Christian University. She completed her Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University

How Confederate Women Created New Self-Identities as the Civil War Progressed. The Study of Their Diaries
2008 0-7734-5148-X
This study explores the connection between periodic life writing and the formation of ethnic identity, and argues that the practice of keeping a diary enabled Confederate women to actively maintain and build power structures which privileged “white” Southerners.