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Army at home : women and the Civil War on the northern home front

Author: Judith Ann Giesberg
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
Series: Civil War America (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introducing readers to women whose Civil War experiences have long been ignored, Judith Giesberg examines the lives of working-class women in the North, for whom the home front was a battlefield of its own. Black and white working-class women managed farms that had been left without a male head of household, worked in munitions factories, made uniforms, and located and cared for injured or dead soldiers. As they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Ann Giesberg
ISBN: 9780807833070 080783307X 9780807872635 0807872636
OCLC Number: 300463103
Description: xi, 232 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue : a true-hearted Union woman : Lydia Bixby's civil war --
From harvest field to battlefield : rural women and the war --
Rumors of relief, stories of displacement --
Bodies out of place : women war workers --
Right to ride : women's streetcar battles and the theaters of war --
Martha goes to Washington : women's divided loyalties --
Platforms of grief : widows on the battlefield.
Series Title: Civil War America (Series)
Responsibility: Judith Giesberg.

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Working-class women develop political agency during wartime. Introducing readers to women whose Civil War experiences have long been ignored, this title examines the lives of working-class women in  Read more...

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A valuable addition to the literature of the Union home front in general, not just that of Northern women. . . . Paints a rich portrait of the North. . . . This excellent work will quickly find its Read more...

 
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