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Women during the Civil War

Judith E. Harper

Women during the Civil War

an encyclopedia

by Judith E. Harper

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Published by Routledge in New York, NY .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Judith E. Harper ; foreword by Elizabeth D. Leonard.
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LC ClassificationsE
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 472 p. :
Number of Pages472
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22601556M
ISBN 10041593723X


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Women during the Civil War by Judith E. Harper Download PDF EPUB FB2

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 Women during the Civil War book Belle Boyd; writers Cited by: 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 The Civil War wrought cataclysmic changes in the lives of American Women on both sides of the conflict/5.

The role women played in the Civil War is receiving more serious consideration, as demonstrated by this encyclopedia. Following a chronology from January to September are 14 “Contextual Essays,” beginning with “Abolitionists and Northern Reformers” and ending with “Wartime Literature.”5/5(1). Zouave regiments served in the American military throughout most of the nineteenth century.

Many Zouave units, considered to be elite soldiers, are featured prominently throughout Civil War history. Union women often showed their patriotism during the early years of the war by wearing Zouave-style jackets. The book is a well-written account of women who served as nurses for the Northern army; the accounts were published in A later edition added accounts of Catholic nuns.

These are first-person stories. Some contained more detail than others/5(6). Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War: the stories of four courageous women—a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and a /5().

HSP's collections provide an exceptional source of women’s writings during the Civil War years. The following guide provides an annotated resource for these records, which include diaries, correspondence, and account books kept by women and women's organizations prior to, during, and after the war.

During the Civil War, however, American women turned their attention to the world outside the home. Thousands of women in the North and South joined volunteer brigades and signed up to work as.

Women During the Civil War: An Encyclopedia is the first A-Z reference work to offer a panoramic presentation of the contributions, achievements, and personal stories of American women during one of the most turbulent eras of the nation's by: According to her book, S. Emma E. Edmonds, shown here dressed as an upper-class white woman during the Civil War, took advantage of the war to cross gender and racial boundaries.

In order to enlist, these women disguised themselves as men and adopted masculine names. During an interview with NPR, the author of They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil War, Deanne Blanton, stated that secret soldiers often shared a similar background: “‘The women who went to war,’ she says.

Except for those named HarrietTubman and Beecher Stowe, to be precise, women are invisible in Civil War history. The traditional treatment focuses on the men who directed and fought the war.

This encyclopedia lifts the curtain on the untold stories of women as warriors, spies, fundraisers. Women During the Civil War: An Encyclopedia is the first A-Z reference work to offer a panoramic presentation of the contributions, achievements, and personal stories of American women during one of the most turbulent eras of the nation's by: Louisa May Alcott is best known as the author of Little Women, but less known is the fact that she served as a volunteer nurse during the civil war.

Read more about Louisa May Alcott. The contrasting political viewpoints in these two women's diaries illustrate the divisive nature of the war in the state of Maryland and in the nation.

The differing attitudes expressed about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, just as the Civil War was drawing to a close in Aprilare the most telling.

“Two Brave Women” by Josephine Crump, an excerpt from the book Confederate Women of Arkansas in the Civil War, An advertisement for the book The Woman in Battle by Loreta Juaneta Velasquez, who fought for the Confederacy as Harry T.

Buford. The Women Who Fought in the Civil War Hundreds of women concealed their identities so they could battle alongside their Union and Confederate counterparts One of the best-documented female soldiers Author: Jess Righthand.

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy is the non-fiction account of four women during the U. Civil War: Rose Greenhow, Elizabeth Van Lew, Emma Edmonds, and Belle Boyd (guess which side she was on). Two are Confederates and two Unionists, each spied for the cause they embraced and suffered for doing so/5.

The most familiar portraits of women in wartime Georgia are fictional, most notably in two of the most popular novels about the Civil War and Reconstruction South. Margaret Mitchell 's Gone With the Wind () and Margaret Walker's Jubilee () portray two very different Georgia women and their contrasting plights over the course of the war.

This study uses an abundance of primary sources to restore African American female participants in the Civil War to history by documenting their presence, contributions and experience.

Free and enslaved African American women took part in this process in a variety of ways, including black female charity and benevolence.4/5. For more information, including a full list of entries, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Women During the Civil War website.

Women During the Civil War: An Encyclopedia is the first A-Z reference work to offer a panoramic presentation of the contributions, achievements, and personal stories of American women during one of the most Pages: Riveting novel of the gradual unravelling of a Civil War veteran turned town marshal—clearly suffering from PTSD—as a forest fire and a deadly epidemic threatens his small town in s Wisconsin.

War memory, horror, and a vivid portrayal of postwar life are all crowded into this brisk, page book. Geraldine Brooks, March (). For more information, including a full list of entries, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Women During the Civil War During the Civil War: An Encyclopedia is the first A-Z reference work to offer a panoramic presentation of the contributions, achievements, and personal stories of American women during one of the most.

Book Description. For more information, including a full list of entries, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Women During the Civil War website. Women During the Civil War: An Encyclopedia is the first A-Z reference work to offer a panoramic presentation of the contributions, achievements, and personal stories of American women during one of the most.

Women During The Civil War. There are many interesting stories involving Civil War women, and each one had a unique impact on the conflict. On this page, I will try to bring together as many of those as I can for your enjoyment. This list is not intended to be exhaustive.

As we add more pages the list will grow. Virginia Civilians After the Battle of Cedar Mountain. Women during the Civil War. Contributed by Catherine M. Wright. Although women were not permitted to bear arms on the battlefront, they made invaluable contributions to and were deeply affected by the American Civil War (–).

This was particularly true of women living in Virginia, since they witnessed more. However, during the Civil War the use of print increased dramatically and more people had access to pamphlets and newsletters that were produced by the printing press.

Both of these images come from the front pages of pamphlets that were available for members of the public to purchase and read. 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.

Although many of the women had the aforementioned domestic responsibilities, there were also numerous amounts of women who had more active roles. Women in Civil War Texas is the first book dedicated to the unique experiences of Texas women during the Civil War.

It fills the literary void in Texas women’s history during this time, connects Texas women’s lives to southern women’s history, and shares the diversity of experiences of women in Texas during the Civil : Deborah M.

Liles, Angela Boswell. According to the American Battlefield Trust, between to women fought as soldiers in the Civil War. The authors of the book They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the American Civil War give a different number though, stating that they found a total of documented cases of women serving as soldiers in the war but they suspected.

The burial detail had stumbled upon one of the most intriguing stories of the Civil War: the multitudes of women who fought in the front line. Although the inherently clandestine nature of the activity makes an accurate count impossible, conservative estimates of female soldiers in the Civil War puts the number somewhere between and   The roles of women in the Civil War varied greatly.

One of the many ways they aided the war effort was by working as spies. Although the exact number isn’t known, it is believed that hundreds of women served as spies during the Civil War. According to the book Women During the Civil War, women spies often gathered information about the enemy.

Despite the fact that women were not allowed to join the military during the Civil War, hundreds of women fought as secret soldiers during the war and at least seven of these women fought in the historic Battle of Gettysburg.

According to the book They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the American Civil War, about five women fought at Gettysburg:.

So, how many women served under the cover of falsified manhood during the war. Additionally, an important clue to understanding just how many women enlisted during the years of the Civil War appeared inright in the midst of the conflict, when a burial site for Union soldiers was uncovered in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Images from the Civil War time period are scarce compared to today's standards. Most images in magazines, newspapers, and books were artists' illustrations and were printed using processes such as engraving or lithography.

Photography was still a newly developing field at the time of the war and changed dramatically as the war progressed. WOMEN IN THE CIVIL WAR. Martha Hodes. THE SEA CAPTAIN'S WIFE: A True Story of Love, Race, and War in the Nineteenth Century, Jane A. Schultz. WOMEN AT THE FRONT: Hospital Workers in Civil War America, Get this from a library.

Women during the Civil War: an encyclopedia. [Judith E Harper] -- The first A to Z reference volume to offer a panoramic presentation of American women during the Civil War.

Women During The Civil War Words | 9 Pages. In the ’s, American society during the war was of two minds. To fully illustrate the discontent and anger felt for the war, analysis of the personal accounts of women during the Civil War will be introduced in this writing.