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

Autore: Judith Ann Giesberg
Editore: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
Serie: Civil War America.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : State or province government publication : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: History
Tipo materiale: Government publication, State or province government publication
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Judith Ann Giesberg
ISBN: 9780807833070 080783307X 9780807872635 0807872636
Numero OCLC: 300463103
Descrizione: xi, 232 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: 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.
Titolo della serie: Civil War America.
Responsabilità: 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  Per saperne di più…

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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 Per saperne di più…

 
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