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Clinton, Catherine 1952-

Works: 63 works in 213 publications in 1 language and 27,807 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Encyclopedias  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E444.T82, B
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Most widely held works about Catherine Clinton
Most widely held works by Catherine Clinton
Harriet Tubman : the road to freedom by Catherine Clinton( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of the fugitive slave turned "conductor" on the Underground Railroad describes Tubman's youth in the South, her escape to Philadelphia, her efforts to liberate slaves, and her work for the Union Army
Mrs. Lincoln : a life by Catherine Clinton( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historian Catherine Clinton draws on important new research to illuminate the remarkable life of Mary Lincoln. Her story is inextricably tied with her husband's presidency, yet her life is an extraordinary chronicle on its own. From an aristocratic Kentucky family, she was an educated, well-connected Southern daughter, and when she married a Springfield lawyer she became a Northern wife--an experience mirrored by thousands of her countrywomen. The Lincolns endured many personal setbacks, including the death of a child and defeats in two Senate races. Mrs. Lincoln herself suffered scorching press attacks. The assassination of her husband haunted her for the rest of her life. Her downward spiral resulted in a brief but traumatizing involuntary incarceration in an asylum and exile in Europe during her later years. One of the most tragic and mysterious of nineteenth-century figures, Mary Lincoln and her story symbolize the pain and loss of Civil War America.--From publisher description
The plantation mistress : woman's world in the old South by Catherine Clinton( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 1,775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study of the much-mythologized Southern belle offers a serious look at the lives of white women and their harsh and restricted place in the slave society before the Civil War. Drawing on the diaries, letters, and memoirs of hundreds of planter wives and daughters, the author sets before us the daily life of the plantation mistress and her ambiguous intermediary position in the hierarchy between slave and master
The other civil war : American women in the nineteenth century by Catherine Clinton( Book )
15 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 19th century, women were pioneers; they migrated West across the Mississippi and had a major role in settling a new and hostile land. But they also were pathbreakers in the struggle against their inferior political and economic position. They were educators and suffragists, reformers and wartime nurses, artists and physicians. Women participants forged links with the major campaigns of the century: abolition, temperance, populism, socialism. Catherine Clinton deals with the great female leaders, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the GrimkeĢ sisters, and Victoria Woodhull. In addition, she chronicles the vital efforts of countless women who waged war not only in formal campaigns but also in their personal lives. Many appear rarely in traditional books: native Americans, prostitutes, poor women, black women, lesbians. Catherine Clinton has done an admirable job of placing women within the larger framework of the century's social history.--From publisher description
Battle scars gender and sexuality in the American Civil War by Catherine Clinton( )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection addresses how gender scholarship has changed interpretations of the Civil War. The contributors examine the study of masculinity and war, expand understandings of sexuality and politics, and deal with issues of health, treason, religion, domesticity, and slavery, as they affected Northern and Southern men and women during the Civil War era
Fanny Kemble's civil wars by Catherine Clinton( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A British stage star turned Georgia plantation mistress, Fanny Kemble is perhaps best known as America's most unlikely abolitionist, whose passionate writings against human bondage made her a heroine of the Union cause. Irrepressible in word and deed, Kemble captured the imaginations of many famous Americans of the antebellum era. Kemble's name became permanently linked to the issue of slavery when, in 1863, she published her most famous volume, "Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation". The raw power of her words made for a powerful antislavery tract, which influenced European sentiment toward the Union cause. Passages were read aloud on the floor of the House of Commons and to cotton workers in Manchester, and the book was embraced by Northern critics as "a permanent and most valuable chapter in our history."
Southern families at war loyalty and conflict in the Civil War South by Catherine Clinton( )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whether it was planter patriarchs struggling to maintain authority, Jewish families coerced by Christian evangelicalism, or wives and mothers left behind to care for slaves and children, the Civil War took a terrible toll. From the bustling sidewalks of Richmond to the parched plains of the Texas frontier, from the rich Alabama black belt to the Tennessee woodlands, no corner of the South went unscathed. This volume of twelve essays provides an insight in to this watershed in American history,through the prism of the Southern family
The Devil's lane sex and race in the early South ( )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Land contested over by settlers in the early South was named "the devil's lane" with violence often befalling those who ventured there. These essays on sexuality, race and gender in the South from the 17th to 19th century, explore legal history through race, crime, punishment and slander
The Columbia guide to American women in the Nineteenth Century by Catherine Clinton( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The experience of women in the nineteenth century has generated a lot of research in recent decades. This book presents recent scholarship available in a concise resource, providing thus an authoritative source of information and interpretation. The authors emphasize areas in which scholars have identified important changes (such as suffrage and reform), topics in which researchers are now making great strides (such as racial, ethnic, religious, and regional diversity), and innovative and relatively recent explorations (for example, work on female sexuality). Accessible overview articles and alphabetical encyclopedia-like entries are combined in a comprehensive volume. Part 1 contains a historiographical essay followed by a ten-chapter narrative overview. These chapters include discussions of families and households, labor and the workforce, religion and morality, feminism and equal rights, reform and voluntarism, and more. Part 2 is an A-to-Z listing of concise entries on key terms, notable figures, political movements, social and religious organizations, and legislation
Tara revisited : women, war & the plantation legend by Catherine Clinton( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigates the lives of Southern women during the Civil War. Includes photographs, drawings, and excerpts from letters, diaries, personal narratives, and newspaper articles
Portraits of American women : from settlement to the present by G. J Barker-Benfield( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I, too, sing America : three centuries of African-American poetry by Catherine Clinton( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of poems by African-American writers, including Lucy Terry, Gwendolyn Bennett, and Alice Walker
Fanny Kemble's journals by Fanny Kemble( Book )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scholastic encyclopedia of the Civil War by Catherine Clinton( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the course of the Civil War, year by year, using profiles of important people, eyewitness accounts, and period art
Divided houses : gender and the Civil War ( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Divided Houses is the first book to show how the Civil War transformed gender roles and attitudes toward sexuality among Americans. This unique volume brings together a wide spectrum of critical viewpoints by newly emerging scholars as well as distinguished authors in the field to show how gender became a prism through which the political tensions of antebellum America were filtered and focused. Through the course of the book, many fascinating subjects are explored, from new "manly" responsibilities both black and white men had thrust upon them as soldiers, to women's roles in the guerrilla fighting, to the wartime dialogue on interracial sex. In addition, an incisive introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson helps place these various subjects within an overall historical context. Divided House sheds new light on the entire Civil War experience, demonstrating how themes of gender, class, race, and sexuality interacted to forge the beginnings of a new society
Civil War stories by Catherine Clinton( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Civil War Stories is Catherine Clinton's fresh look at some everyday and extraordinary people whose lives were forever transformed by the impact of war. Two sisters, one a staunch defender of the Union, the other a passionate advocate of the rebel cause, are traumatized by the divide the Civil War imposes. Thousands of orphans, scattered from Maine to New Orleans, learn the hard lessons of the war at an early age. Clinton urges us to reconsider this fatherless generation's devastating losses. The war's outcome was acrimoniously contested after Appomattox. The story of two South Carolina women, one black and one white, illuminates that fires of bitterness raged even after surrender
The Black soldier : 1492 to the present by Catherine Clinton( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the military accomplishments of African Americans who fought for the independence and preservation of the United States while struggling to be treated as equals and recognized for their valor and achievement
Hold the flag high by Catherine Clinton( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the Civil War battle of Morris Island, South Carolina, during which Sargeant William H. Carney became the first African American to earn a Congressional Medal of Honor by preserving the flag
Phillis's big test by Catherine Clinton( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of Phyllis Wheatley of Boston, Mass., a slave, who published a book of poetry in 1773
When Harriet met Sojourner by Catherine Clinton( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrait of two women slaves, Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth, who both played pivotal roles in the battle for America's future
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