Books by Mary Maillard

Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"An invaluable glimpse into the people and society (and two young lovers' hearts) of the antebellum South."
A collection of letters between two young members (future husband and wife) of the landed elite of the South in the decades preceding the Civil War. Read full book review >
ON THE CARPET by Mary Maillard
Released: June 20, 2014

"A fascinating, scholarly glimpse into what it meant to be a Southern belle."
This collection of historical correspondence illuminates a North Carolina belle's upbringing, courtships, marriage, and death at age 22 following childbirth. Read full book review >

"A useful and well-prepared addition to the scholarly research on pre-Civil War Southern planters.
These historical letters to and from a young North Carolina man shed light on the education and development of an antebellum planter. Read full book review >