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Women's war : fighting and surviving the American Civil War

Author: Stephanie McCurry
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Civil War is remembered as a war of brother against brother, with women standing innocently on the sidelines. But battlefield realities soon challenged this simplistic understanding of women's place in war. Stephanie McCurry shows that women were indispensable to the unfolding of the Civil War, as they have been--and continue to be--in all wars. With a trio of dramatic stories, McCurry explores unique facets of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie McCurry
ISBN: 9780674987975 0674987977
OCLC Number: 1074288711
Description: xii, 297 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Enemy women and the laws of war --
The story of the black soldier's wife --
Reconstructing a life amid the ruins.
Responsibility: Stephanie McCurry.

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As [McCurry] argues, women don't just watch history from the sidelines; they make it, they act in it, they are very much part of it. To see women as innocent wallflowers in need of protection could Read more...

 
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