The Civil War as a crisis in gender : Augusta, Georgia, 1860-1890 (Book, 1995) [WorldCat.org]
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The Civil War as a crisis in gender : Augusta, Georgia, 1860-1890

Author: LeeAnn Whites
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gender is the last vantage point from which the Civil War has yet to be examined in-depth, which the author probes throughout this book. Gender concepts and constructions, the author suggests, deeply influenced the beliefs underpinning both the Confederacy and its vestiges to which white southerners clung for decades after the Confederacy's defeat. The author's arguments and observations, which center on the effects  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: LeeAnn Whites
ISBN: 0820317144 9780820317144
OCLC Number: 31166391
Description: x, 277 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Masculinity in crisis: Civil War history as a "view from somewhere" --
Independent men and dependent women: Augusta and the outbreak of war --
Fighting men and loving women: the mobilization of the homefront --
Benevolent men and destitute women: the domestication of the market --
Defeated men and vulnerable women: the collapse of the confederacy --
The domestic reconstruction of southern white men --
The politics of domestic loss: the Ladies' Memorial Association and the Confederate dead --
The divided mind as a gendered mind: the Confederate Survivors Association and the New South.
Responsibility: LeeAnn Whites.

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Argues that gender concepts and constructions deeply influenced the beliefs underpinning both the Confederacy and its vestiges to which white southerners clung for decades after its defeat. The book  Read more...

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