Yankee Women Gender Battles in the Civil War

ISBN-10: 0393313727

ISBN-13: 9780393313727

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Description: Yankee Woman examines the experiences of women in the Civil War and, in particular, the lives of three courageous and independent women: one a frontline nurse, the second a community organizer, and the third the only woman to serve as a Union army surgeon in the war. Elizabeth Leonard’s in-depth research and her ability to spin a captivating tale combine to make Yankee Woman both a fascinating study of gender politics in society and a thoroughly absorbing story—the story of three women ahead of their time.

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.30" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Elizabeth D. Leonard is the John J. and Cornelia V. Gibson Professor of History at Colby College. She is the author of several books, including Lincoln's Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
"No Place for Woman"?: Sophronia Bucklin and Civil War Nursing
"Men Did Not Take to the Musket More Commonly Than Women to the Needle": Annie Wittemyer and Soldier's Aid
"A Thing That Nothing But the Depraved Yankee Nation Could Produce": Mary Walker, M.D., and the Limits of Tolerance
The Women and the Storytellers After the War
Conclusion
Notes
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