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Daughters of the Union : northern women fight the Civil War

Author: Nina Silber
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005.
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Of the most overlooked and least understood participants in the American Civil War: the women of the North. Unlike their Confederate counterparts, who were often caught in the midst of the conflict, most Northern women remained far from the dangers of battle. Nonetheless, they enlisted in the Union cause on their home ground, and the experience transformed their lives. Nina Silber traces the emergence of a new sense  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Silber, Nina.
Daughters of the Union.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607588930
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Silber
ISBN: 0674016777 9780674016774
OCLC Number: 56685208
Description: 332 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Summoned to War, Charged to Patriotism --
Loyalties in Conflict --
The Economic Battlefront --
Domesticity under Siege --
From Patriots to Partisans, and Back Again --
Aiding the Cause, Serving the State --
Saving the Sick, Healing the Nation --
Wartime Emancipation --
American Women and the Enduring Power of the State --
An Ambiguous Legacy.
Other Titles: Northern women fight the Civil War
Responsibility: Nina Silber.
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Of the most overlooked and least understood participants in the American Civil War: the women of the North. Unlike their Confederate counterparts, who were often caught in the midst of the conflict, most Northern women remained far from the dangers of battle. Nonetheless, they enlisted in the Union cause on their home ground, and the experience transformed their lives. Nina Silber traces the emergence of a new sense of self and citizenship among the women left behind by Union soldiers. She offers a complex account, bolstered by women's own words from diaries and letters, of the changes in activity and attitude wrought by the war. Women became wage-earners, participants in partisan politics, and active contributors to the war effort. But even as their political and civic identities expanded, they were expected to subordinate themselves to male-dominated government and military bureaucracies. Silber's arresting tale fills an important gap in women's history. She shows the women of the North--many for the first time--discovering their patriotism as well as their ability to confront new economic and political challenges, even as they encountered the obstacles of wartime rule. The Civil War required many women to act with greater independence in running their households and in expressing their political views. It brought women more firmly into the civic sphere and ultimately gave them new public roles, which would prove crucial starting points for the late-nineteenth-century feminist struggle for social and political equality.

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