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The women and the crisis : women of the North in the Civil War

Author: Agatha Young
Publisher: New York : McDowell, Obolensky, ©1959.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the changes which came about through the dedicated work of Northern women during the Civil War regarding the responsibility for treatment of the wounded. Their efforts laid the groundwork for modern organized charity work, the Red Cross, and what could be considered military nursing. Biographies are included of notable women who dedicated themselves to caring for the wounded and changing government policy.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Agatha Young
OCLC Number: 534890
Description: 389 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Women on the threshold of war. --
The impending crisis. --
The drums begin to beat. --
Through the streets of a city. --
Fear in Washington. --
The women mobilize. --
A hundred circling camps. --
The town nobody loved. --
The Army moves. --
First Bull Run. --
Aftermath. --
Women of the West. --
Bloody Shiloh. --
Ladies of the transport service. --
The war moves North. --
Rebels in the corn. --
Burnside's blunder. --
The perils of a real Pauline. --
Uncle Sam's web-feet. --
Women of Vicksburg. --
Where the grapes of wrath are stored. --
The last full measure. --
The lash and the sword. --
The brave and the fair. --
Northern flags in Southern breezes. --
With charity for all. --
The end came swiftly. --
Their legacy.
Responsibility: by Agatha Young.

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Chronicles the changes which came about through the dedicated work of Northern women during the Civil War regarding the responsibility for treatment of the wounded. Their efforts laid the groundwork for modern organized charity work, the Red Cross, and what could be considered military nursing. Biographies are included of notable women who dedicated themselves to caring for the wounded and changing government policy.

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