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Battle scars [electronic resource] : gender and sexuality in the American Civil War /
edited by Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber.
imprint
Oxfort ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
description
xi, 213 p. : ill.
ISBN
0195174445 (Paper)
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Book
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imprint
Oxfort ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
isbn
0195174445 (Paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Title from e-book title screen (viewed October 16, 2007).
catalogue key
7371555
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Reviews
Review Quotes
"Civil War historians are already in debt to Catherine Clinton and NinaSilber for their groundbreaking collection Divided Houses. This is mostassuredly another 'must read' for anyone seeking fresh and fascinating insightinto the Civil War and its lasting aftermath."--Lesley J. Gordon, co-editor ofIntimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and their Wives
"Civil War historians are already in debt to Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber for their groundbreaking collection Divided Houses. This is most assuredly another 'must read' for anyone seeking fresh and fascinating insight into the Civil War and its lasting aftermath."--Lesley J. Gordon,co-editor of Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and their Wives
"No historians have done more to broaden our understanding of the Civil War than Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber. In this new volume, they stretch the boundaries yet again, introducing us to new voices, new subjects, and new ways of looking at old topics. Everyone interested in this centraldrama of American history should be grateful."-Edward L. Ayers, University of Virginia
"No historians have done more to broaden our understanding of the Civil War than Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber. In this new volume, they stretch the boundaries yet again, introducing us to new voices, new subjects, and new ways of looking at old topics. Everyone interested in this central drama of American history should be grateful."-Edward L. Ayers, University of Virginia "Civil War historians are already in debt to Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber for their groundbreaking collection Divided Houses. This is most assuredly another 'must read' for anyone seeking fresh and fascinating insight into the Civil War and its lasting aftermath."--Lesley J. Gordon, co-editor of Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and their Wives
"No historians have done more to broaden our understanding of the Civil War than Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber. In this new volume, they stretch the boundaries yet again, introducing us to new voices, new subjects, and new ways of looking at old topics. Everyone interested in this central drama of American history should be grateful."-Edward L. Ayers, University of Virginia "Civil War historians are already in debt to Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber for their groundbreaking collectionDivided Houses. This is most assuredly another 'must read' for anyone seeking fresh and fascinating insight into the Civil War and its lasting aftermath."--Lesley J. Gordon, co-editor ofIntimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and their Wives
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This collection addresses how gender scholarship has changed interpretations of the Civil War. It examines the study of masculinity and war, and deals with issues of health, treason, religion, domesticity, and slavery as they affected Northern and Southern men and women during the Civil War era.
Main Description
Over a decade ago, the publication of Divided Houses ushered in a new field of scholarship on gender and the Civil War. Following in its wake, Battle Scars showcases insights from award-winning historians as well as emerging scholars. This volume depicts the ways in which gender, race,nationalism, religion, literary culture, sexual mores, and even epidemiology underwent radical transformations from when Americans went to war in 1861 through Reconstruction. Examining the interplay among such phenomena as racial stereotypes, sexual violence, trauma, and notions of masculinity,Battle Scars represents the best new scholarship on men and women in the North and South and highlights how lives were transformed by this era of tumultuous change.
Main Description
Over a decade ago, the publication of Divided Houses ushered in a new field of scholarship on gender and the Civil War. Following in its wake, Battle Scars showcases insights from award-winning historians as well as emerging scholars. This volume depicts the ways in which gender, race, nationalism, religion, literary culture, sexual mores, and even epidemiology underwent radical transformations from when Americans went to war in 1861 through Reconstruction. Examining the interplay among such phenomena as racial stereotypes, sexual violence, trauma, and notions of masculinity, Battle Scars represents the best new scholarship on men and women in the North and South and highlights how lives were transformed by this era of tumultuous change.
Table of Contents
Contributorsp. ix
Introduction. Colliding and Collaborating: Gender and Civil War Scholarshipp. 3
Fighting Like Men: Civil War Dilemmas of Abolitionist Manhoodp. 19
"Oh I Pass Everywhere": Catholic Nuns in the Gulf South during the Civil Warp. 41
"Public Women" and Sexual Politics during the American Civil Warp. 61
The Other Side of Freedom: Destitution, Disease, and Dependency among Freedwomen and Their Children during and after the Civil Warp. 78
Mary Walker, Mary Surratt, and Some Thoughts on Gender in the Civil Warp. 104
Embattled Manhood and New England Writers, 1860-1870p. 120
Sexual Terror in the Reconstruction Southp. 140
Politics and Petticoats in the Same Pod: Florence Fay, Betsey Bittersweet, and the Reconstruction of Southern Womanhood, 1865-1868p. 168
The Confederate Retreat to Mars and Venusp. 189
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