Battle Scars Gender and Sexuality in the American Civil War

ISBN-10: 0195174445
ISBN-13: 9780195174441
Edition: 2006
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Description: This collection addresses how gender scholarship has changed interpretations of the Civil War. The contributors examine the study of masculinity and war, expand understandings of sexuality and politics, and deal with issues of health, treason,  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/23/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770

This collection addresses how gender scholarship has changed interpretations of the Civil War. The contributors examine the study of masculinity and war, expand understandings of sexuality and politics, and deal with issues of health, treason, religion, domesticity, and slavery as they affected Northern and Southern men and women during the Civil War era.

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).

Contributors
Introduction. Colliding and Collaborating: Gender and Civil War Scholarship
Fighting Like Men: Civil War Dilemmas of Abolitionist Manhood
"Oh I Pass Everywhere": Catholic Nuns in the Gulf South during the Civil War
"Public Women" and Sexual Politics during the American Civil War
The Other Side of Freedom: Destitution, Disease, and Dependency among Freedwomen and Their Children during and after the Civil War
Mary Walker, Mary Surratt, and Some Thoughts on Gender in the Civil War
Embattled Manhood and New England Writers, 1860-1870
Sexual Terror in the Reconstruction South
Politics and Petticoats in the Same Pod: Florence Fay, Betsey Bittersweet, and the Reconstruction of Southern Womanhood, 1865-1868
The Confederate Retreat to Mars and Venus

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