"The digital copy of a diary kept by seventeen-year-old New Orleanian Minnie C. Hunt from August 1866 to March 1867 has recently been added to the Louisiana Digital Library . . . Hunt expresses her love of sewing, playing games, and spending time outdoors, but she also discusses loneliness, family conflict, financial anxiety, and physical pain. Hunt’s candid revelation of her own hardship makes the diary a particularly rich text for research on upper-class white women’s lives at the close of the Civil War, particularly in terms of their challenges and the resources to which they had access."