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Women and the American Civil War

Theresa McDevitt

Women and the American Civil War

an annotated bibliography

by Theresa McDevitt

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, CT .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementTheresa McDevitt.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsZ
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 245 p. ;
Number of Pages245
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22558766M
ISBN 100313321051

The Freedmen's Bureau records link the personal with the "national experience" as historians explore, through them, the broader economic and political issues of the Civil War and Reconstruction. They, too, cooked and sewed for their boys. Some were found out by their superiors; their gender brought to the forefront when they fell victim to injury by the enemy. But Horwitz, for all his whimsy, reaches a serious and unsettling conclusion: We, as a nation, are nowhere near laying to rest the problems that the Civil War failed to solve. Frank Moore's Women of the War, published indevoted an entire chapter to the military heroines of the North.

Thousands of women in the North and South joined volunteer brigades and signed up to work as nurses. Brooke wrote a diary in thirteen volumes between andthe year she died. Brockett and Mary Vaughan mentioned ladies "who from whatever cause. What is another one of your favorite stories from your research? Most read. In Lowndes County, in Augustseventy-year-old Suzy resided on the Drummond place with her three married daughters.

Davis was wary of a mole in his house, but had no idea how to stop the flow of information. This is just going to be dry, boring history, isn't it? He hoped to find out why the Civil War looms so large in the nation's memory, so much so that "living historians" spend thousands of dollars outfitting themselves as Yankees and Rebels who fire blank cartridges at one another in Civil War battle reenactments, and other Americans, black and white, still struggle over the Confederate battle flag, one of the war's caustic symbols of the "Lost Cause. James Shipman, labor contract, Jan. The Confederacy had less money and fewer resources than did the Union, however, so they did much of their work on their own or through local auxiliaries and relief societies.


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Based on interviews with the soldiers, the book tells of their lives before, during, and after deployment. Gienapp offers a fresh perspective on the Civil War and the 16th president who became one of its most tragic victims.

The act of June 6,required no "other evidence of marriage than proof, satisfactory to the Commissioner of Pensions, that the parties have habitually recognized each other as man and wife, and lived together as such.

Ordinary citizens heard of them, too. Prevailing Victorian sentiments compelled most soldiers to Women and the American Civil War book clothed, bathe separately, and avoid public latrines.

Their motives were open to speculation, perhaps, but not their actions, as numerous newspaper stories and obituaries of women soldiers testified. Two of the most important collections for the study of formerly enslaved African American women are the Civil War soldiers pension files and the Freedmen's Bureau records.

Pension file of James Brown, When the pension records are combined with those of the Freedmen's Bureau, a fuller story of freedwomen and how freedom changed their lives from slavery emerges.

I've only included books published after World War II, which means I'm leaving out a long shelf of good books issued before the second half of the 20th century, some of which still stand the test of time. Most read. A year later, L. For more information about pensions for African American women, see Roy P.

Even though it seems pretty outstanding that women were disguising themselves as men and going off to fight, it seems like actually they were accepted amongst their peers. War also proved financially beneficial, as a woman disguised as a man in the army could make almost double that of the average housemaid of the time.

The invasion of privacy of these women has given historians the opportunity to explore a world of family, marriage, sexuality, and friendships, often hidden by traditional sources.

Nixon's plantation, freedman Bram, age seventy-five, lived with his sixty-five-year-old wife, Fanny, and his two daughters, Judy and Silvy.

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Heavy, ill-fitting clothing concealed body shape. The Freedmen's Bureau officially know as Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands was established by a congressional act passed in March 3, On occasion, the pension witnesses would explain their relationship to the widow claiming the pension and how long they had known each other.

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The American Civil War (–) was a civil war in the United States of America. Eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America, also known as "the Confederacy".

Feb 28,  · The Brave Black Women Who Were Civil War Spies. 2/28/ by Theresa McDevitt. From the field and slave cabin to the Confederate White House, black women took an active role in assisting the Union military in winning the Civil War. Contemporaries recognized their service, and on the occasion of the upcoming th anniversary of the start of the.Get this from a pdf Women and the American Civil War: North-South counterpoints.

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