Divided Houses Gender and the Civil War

ISBN-10: 0195080343
ISBN-13: 9780195080346
Edition: 1992
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Description: Historians Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber have edited a collection of essays that deal with the question of women and the Civil War, as well as relat4ed problems. Divided Houses demonstrates that the abolitionist movement was strongly allied with  More...

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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/17/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.99" wide x 5.39" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Historians Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber have edited a collection of essays that deal with the question of women and the Civil War, as well as relat4ed problems. Divided Houses demonstrates that the abolitionist movement was strongly allied with ninetheenth-century feminism, and shows how the ensuring debates over sectionalism and, eventually, secession, were often couched in terms of gender. Through the course of the book many fascinating subjects are explored, such as the new "manly" responsibilities both black and white men had thrust upon them as soldiers; the effect of war on Southern women's daily actions on the homefront; the essential part Northern women played as nurses and spies; the war's impact on marriage and divorce; women's roles in the guerilla fighting; even the wartime dialogue on interracial sex. There is also a rare look at how gender affected the experience of freedom for African-American children. In addition, there is an interoduction by Pulitzer Prize winning historian James McPherson.

Catherine Clinton is an American historian and the author of many books, including Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil Warand Half-Sisters of History: Southern Women and the American Past.She is a contributor to The New Yorker.Christine Lunardini is a freelance writer who holds a Ph.D. in American History from Princeton. Her books include What Every American Should Know About Women's History: 200 Events That Shaped Our Destiny.

Nina Silber is professor of history at Boston University. She is author or editor of five other books, including The Romance of Reunion: Northerners and the South, 1865-1900 (from the University of North Carolina Press).

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Imperiled Unions
the Civil War as a Crisis in Gender
the Politics, of Yeoman Households in South Carolina
Men at War
Soldiering, Manhood, and Coming of Age: a Northern Volunteer
""""I's a Man Now"""": Gender and African American Men
Women at War
Arranging a Doll's House: Refined Women as Union Nurses
Acting Her Part: Narratives of Union Women Spies
""""Missing in Action"""": Women of the Confederacy
Women and Guerrilla Warfare
the Southern Homefront
Altars of Sacrifice: Confederate Women and the Narratives of War
""""Since the War Broke Out"""": the Marriage of Kate and William Mclure
the Children of Jubilee: African American Childhood in Wartime
Wartime Dialogues on Illicit Sex: White Women and Black Men
the Northern Homefront
Warwork and the Crisis of Domesticity in the North
Writing Out the War: Harriet Beecher Stowe's Averted Gaze
the War Comes Home
Intemperate Men, Spiteful Women, and Jefferson Davis
Reconstructing Freedwomen
Reshaping the Bonds of Womanhood: Divorce in Reconstruction North Carolina
Epilogue
Bibliography
Notes
About the Authors

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