Civil War women the Civil War seen through women"s eyes in stories by Louisa May Alcott, Kate Chopin, Eudora Welty, and other great women writers

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  • Women -- United States -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.,
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  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women -- Fiction.,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction.

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Statementedited by Frank McSherry, Jr., Charles G. Waugh, and Martin Greenberg.
ContributionsMcSherry, Frank D., Waugh, Charles., Greenberg, Martin Harry.
LC ClassificationsPS648.C54 C56 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination175 p. ;
Number of Pages175
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1857307M
ISBN 100671702483
LC Control Number90009510

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When the Civil War comes up, most of us immediately think of major battles, e.g. Gettysburg, Antietam, fought along the Virginia-Pennsylvania corridor.

"Enemy Women" by Paulette Jiles takes place instead in Missouri, one of the 15 slave states, and its story focuses heavily on the injustices and violence suffered by local citizenry/5(). The Civil War wrought cataclysmic changes in the lives of American Women on both sides of the conflict.

Women in the Civil War demonstrates their enterprise, fortitude, and fierceness. In this revealing social history, Massey focuses on many famous women, including nurses Dorothea Dix, Clara Barton, and Mother Bickerdyke; spies Pauline Cushman and Belle Boyd; writers/5. Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and “pioneer of sizzle history” (USA Today), tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War.

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Uffelman, Ellen Kanervo, et al. | Apr 9, out of 5 stars 2. This exhibit demonstrates the importance of viewing American Civil War history through the lens of women's and gender history; to illustrate the particularities of living within the "border state" of Maryland; and to promote a deeper understanding of how historical documents are preserved, used, and interpreted.

Women In The Civil War summary: There were many women playing important roles in the Civil War, including nurses, spies, soldiers, abolitionists, civil rights advocates and promoters of women’s women were engaged in supplying the troops with food, clothing, medical supplies, and even money through fundraising.

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Those who appreciate a solid. There were some Civil War women who wanted more excitement, and therefore became spies for their respective governments.

Two of the most famous Civil War spies were Belle Boyd (above left) and Elizabeth Van Lew (above right). Other famous spies include Mary Bowser and Rose O'Neal Greenhow.

Finally, there were some women who needed even more excitement, so. One of the best-documented female soldiers is Sarah Edmonds. She was a Union soldier and worked during the Civil War as a nurse. Even though women weren’t legally allowed to Author: Jess Righthand.

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The Civil War pitted families against each other, tore friendships apart, and leftwomen widowed by the end of it. Civil War Love Author: Catherine Kovach. Famous Women of the Civil War Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book) by Copeland, Peter F.

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Many women supported the war effort as nurses and aides, while others took a more upfront approach and secretly enlisted in the army or served as spies and smugglers. According to the American Battlefield Trust, between to women fought as soldiers in the Civil War.

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Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (–) which was originally published in two volumes in and Alcott wrote the book over several months at the request of her publisher. The story follows the lives of the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—and details their passage from childhood to : Louisa May Alcott.

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The civil war began primarily as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black Date: Ap – April 9, (3 years, days). Woman’s Work in the Civil War by L.P. (Linus Pierpont) Brockett, published after the war inwas an obvious attempt to give women acknowledgment for their contributions to the war effort.

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In this revealing social history, Massey focuses on many famous women, including nurses Dorothea Dix, Clara Barton, and Mother Bickerdyke; spies Pauline Cushman and Belle Boyd; writers Louisa. Fundamentally, the book is about the impact of women — as a category — on the Civil War specifically and rules of warfare generally.

Author: Chandra Manning. In conjunction with this exhibition, recent efforts have been made to digitize the University Libraries' Civil War-related rare books and manuscripts.

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From the field and slave cabin to the Confederate White House, black women took an active role in assisting the Union military in winning the Civil War. Contemporaries recognized their service, and on the occasion of the upcoming th anniversary of the start of the war (April 12) and the close of Black History Month today, it's a good time for us to recall and recognize it.

Loreta Janeta Velázquez (J – ), was a woman who claimed to have masqueraded as a male Confederate soldier during the American Civil War, though her story has been brought into question by recent book she wrote about her experiences claims that after her soldier husband's accidental death, she enlisted in the Confederate Allegiance: Confederate States of America.

The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. “Two Brave Women” by Josephine Crump, an excerpt from the book *Confederate Women of Arkansas in the Civil War*, In this broadly conceived book, Thavolia Glymph provides a comprehensive new history of women's roles and lives in the Civil War--North and South, white and black, slave and free--showing how women were essentially and fully engaged in all three arenas.

Glymph focuses on the ideas and ideologies that drove women's actions, allegiances, and Author: Thavolia Glymph. women’s war: fighting and surviving the american civil war by Stephanie McCurry Harvard University Press, pp., $ Not surprising: Nurses routinely died during the war.

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