SAT Subject US History Practice Question 527: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 527

58. Mary Boykin Chesnut is best known for which of the following?

A. Writing a diary that documents home life on the plantation during the Civil War
B. Acting as a spy, passing secret troop placements to the Union
C. Writing newspaper editorials opposing the Confederacy
D. Running for the Senate in 1864
E. Harboring runaway slaves in South Carolina

Correct Answer: A


Mary Chesnut's diary of the Civil War is an important primary source for historians.

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