Yankee women : gender battles in the Civil War (Book, 1994) [WorldCat.org]
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Yankee women : gender battles in the Civil War

Author: Elizabeth D Leonard
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
In Yankee women: Gender Battles in the Civil War, Elizabeth Leonard portrays the multiple ways in which women dedicated themselves to the Union. By delving deeply into the lives of three women - Sophronia Bucklin, Annie Wittenmyer, and Mary Walker - Leonard brings to life the daily manifestations of women's wartime service. Bucklin traveled to the frontline hospitals to nurse the wounded and ill, bearing the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Named Person: Sophronia E Bucklin; Annie Wittenmyer; Mary Edwards Walker; Sophronia E Bucklin; Mary Edwards Walker; Annie Wittenmyer; Sophronia E Bucklin; Annie Wittenmyer; Mary Edwards Walker
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth D Leonard
ISBN: 0393036669 9780393036664 0393036693 9780393036695 0393313727 9780393313727
OCLC Number: 29597008
Description: xxv, 308 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. "No Place for Woman"?: Sophronia Bucklin and Civil War Nursing --
Ch. 2. "Men Did Not Take to the Musket More Commonly Than Women to the Needle": Annie Wittemyer and Soldier's Aid --
Ch. 3. "A Thing That Nothing But the Depraved Yankee Nation Could Produce": Mary Walker, M.D., and the Limits of Tolerance --
Ch. 4. The Women and the Storytellers After the War.
Responsibility: Elizabeth D. Leonard.


"Vivid. . . . Yankee Woman forms a valuable contribution to the study of a pivotal event in American history and credibly delves beneath the hagiographies to the messy politics of women's involvement  Read more...


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