Author:Agnes Lee, edited with a Foreword by Mary Custis Lee deButts, introduction by Robert E. Lee deButts, Jr. Historical Note by Mary Tyler Freeman Cheek

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Growing Up in the 1850s : The Journal of Agnes Lee

By: Agnes Lee, edited with a Foreword by Mary Custis Lee deButts, introduction by Robert E. Lee deButts, Jr. Historical Note by Mary Tyler Freeman Cheek

Price: $12.95

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press: 1998

Seller ID: 842435

ISBN: 0807842435

Condition: 171 pages, paperback, University of North Carolina Press


Eleanor Agnes Lee, Robert E. Lee's fifth child, began her journal in December 1852 at the early age of twelve. An articulate young woman, her stated ambitions were modest: "The everyday life of a little school girl of twelve years is not startling," she observed in April 1853; but in fact, her five-year record of a southern girl's life is lively, unpredictable, and full of interesting detail.The journal opens with a description of the Lee family life in their... View more info