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From the Publisher"[Schultz] alone has assiduously mined a treasure trove of . . . information. . . . [This] superlative book is invaluable and should be read and considered by everyone interested in the Civil War."
"This absorbing book recovers a largely unknown history of the twenty thousand women who served Confederate and Union hospitals during the Civil War. . . . [A] compelling . . . account that is both empathic and unsentimental toward [the] subjects. The result is a nuanced and thoughtful interpretation of women at the front."
— Journal of Southern History
"[A] thorough, insightful, and carefully written history. . . . Engrossing and enlightening."
— American Historical Review
"[An] absorbing and meticulously researched history, and a useful introduction to Civil War histories written in the early postwar period."
"Schultz has enriched the historiography on women's war experiences in general and on the formative role of gender . . . in this particular war."
— Military History of the West
Jane Schultz has written a well-researched book that tells a compelling story.
New England Journal of Medicine
An example of the best aspects of modern Civil War scholarship.
Civil War Times
Breaks new ground. . . . Highly recommended.
Schultz gives us the most complete picture that we have of the women who broke with convention to become military relief workers.
Journal of Illinois History
Women at the Front is a significant achievement.
Darlene Clark Hine, author of Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890-1950