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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.
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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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McCurry, Stephanie.
Women's war.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018045331
(OCoLC)1074288711
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie McCurry
ISBN: 9780674239920 067423992X
OCLC Number: 1091899688
Awards: Winner of Josephine Miles Book Award 2020 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 297 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Enemy women and the laws of war --
The story of the black soldier's wife --
Reconstructing a life amidst the ruins.
Responsibility: Stephanie McCurry.
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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  Read more...

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Readers expecting hoop-skirted ladies soothing fevered soldiers' brows will not find them here...It explodes the fiction that men fight wars while women idle on the sidelines. -- Chandra Manning * Read more...

 
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