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The political work of Northern women writers and the Civil War, 1850-1872

Author: Lyde Cullen Sizer
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2000.
Series: Civil War America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study explores the lives of nine Northern American female writers of the Civil War period. It examines how, through their writing, they engaged in the national debates of the time. The author shows how they and others used their writing to make sense of topics like war, womanhood and slavery.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Sizer, Lyde Cullen.
Political work of Northern women writers and the Civil War, 1850-1872.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99087015
(OCoLC)43083263
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lyde Cullen Sizer
ISBN: 0807860980 9780807860984 0807825549 9780807825549 0807848859 9780807848852
OCLC Number: 52840193
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 348 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: My Sphere Rounds Out: Northern Women and the Written War --
Ch. 1. Rowing against Wind and Tide: How Women Wrote. Wind and Tide: The Obstacles and Inspiration of Political Work. Nine Rowers. New England Mothers: Introducing Child, Stowe, and Fern. Northern Borders: Introducing Southworth, Harper, and Davis. New England Daughters: Introducing Hamilton, Alcott, and Phelps --
Ch. 2. Raising a Voice: The Civil War Begins in the 1850s. Stowe and Southworth: Slavery and the Proper Work of White Women. Fern and Oakes: Independent versus Influential Womanhood. Child versus Wise and Mason: Speaking for the North. Jacobs and Davis: The Web of Racial and Wage Slavery --
Ch. 3. What Can Woman Do?: The Rhetoric of Unity, 1861-1863. What Women Did. Leave-Taking and Waiting: Early Stories of Patriotism. A Woman-Centered Understanding of War: Delphine P. Baker and Metta V. Victor. The Voice of Tribulation Periwinkle: Introducing Women-Nurses. Political Work through Moral Suasion: Abolitionists Speak Out --
Ch. 4. A Woman's Read: Crisis at Midwar. Economic Struggle and Wartime Disillusionment. To Upheave and Overturn: Gail Hamilton Goes to War. Class Is Another War: Fern, Townsend, and Davis --
Ch. 5. Trying to Find Places: The Question of African American Freedom in the Late War. The Context. Emancipation Rhetoric and Fanny Kemble's Journal: The War Turns a Corner. He Is Every Where: Antislavery at Midwar. A Shifting Subject: African American Men. What Will We Do with the Negro? Wartime Strategies for Reconstruction --
Ch. 6. Woman's Part of Glory: Love, Death, and Work in Women's Writing, 1863-1865. Woman's Place in War: Women-Nurses. Women on the Fictional Battlefront. A Place for a Woman: Nurses Make Their Way. A Crisis of Faith: An Internal Critique --
Ch. 7. The Times Which Form History: Writing the War, 1865-1868. Writing Women and the War: Transitions. Women's Histories: Reinscribing the "Universal" Woman for Posterity. Nursing Histories: Women's Authority and Class Conflict. A Woman's War: Postwar Novels and Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth's: How He Won Her --
Ch. 8. Still Waiting: Race and the Politics of Reconstruction. Emphasizing Difference: Racial Whiteness in Postwar Fiction. An Africanist Presence. The Politics of Intermarriage. Turning Points --
Ch. 9. A New Emancipation: Interpreting the War for Tomorrow. A Call for Women. The "Coming Woman": Alcott and the Woman Question. Woman As a Class: Phelps and the Labor Question. The Threshold of a New Era: Harper and the Negro Question.
Series Title: Civil War America.
Responsibility: Lyde Cullen Sizer.
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