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Women in Civil War Texas : Diversity and Dissidence in the Trans-Mississippi

Author: Debbie M Liles; Angela Boswell
Publisher: Denton, Texas : University of North Texas Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Women in Civil War Texas is the first book dedicated to the unique experiences of Texas women during this time. It connects Texas women's lives to southern women's history and shares the diversity of experiences of women in Texas during the Civil War. Contributors explore Texas women and their vocal support for secession, coping with their husbands' wartime absences, the importance of letter-writing, and how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debbie M Liles; Angela Boswell
ISBN: 9781574416510 1574416510
OCLC Number: 951506970
Description: xiv, 297 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: "Everyone has the war fever": Anglo Texan women prepare for secession and war / Vicki Betts --
Caroline Sedberry, politician's wife: an ordinary woman in extraordinary times / Dorothy Ewing --
He said, she said: gendered correspondence among Texans / Beverly Rowe --
Finding joy through hard times: Texas women's recreation during the Civil War / Brittany Bounds --
Black Texas women and the freedom war / Bruce A. Glasrud --
Black women and Supreme Court decisions during the Civil War era / Linda S. Hudson --
Mexican-Texan women in the Civil War / Jerry Thompson and Elizabeth Mata --
Courage on a Texas frontier: German Texas Unionist women on the Civil War homefront / Judith Dykes-Hoffman --
"In favor of our fathers' country and government:" Unionist women in north Texas / Rebecca Sharpless --
"They call us all renegades in Tyler": elite refugee women in Civil War Texas / Candice N. Shockley --
Not your typical Southern belles: women on the western frontier of Texas / Deborah M. Liles.
Responsibility: edited by Deborah M. Liles and Angela Boswell.

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Explores the unique experiences of Texas women during the US Civil War. It connects Texas women's lives to southern women's history and shares the diversity of experiences of women in Texas during  Read more...

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