Army at Home: Women and the Civil War on the Northern Home Front

Army at Home: Women and the Civil War on the Northern Home Front

by Judith Giesberg

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ISBN-13: 9780807895603
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Series: Civil War America
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Judith Giesberg is professor of history at Villanova University and author of Civil War Sisterhood: The United States Sanitary Commission and Women's Politics in Transition.

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In Giesberg's action-packed Civil War study, women risk body and soul to make a living and to protest segregation, conscription, and low wages. These are not teary-eyed maidens waiting out the war with hankies gripped to their throats; they embody home front struggles that paralleled battlefields in transforming U.S. society.—Victoria Bynum, author of The Free State of Jones: Mississippi's Longest Civil War

A highly original analysis of how the war affected working-class women and how those women affected the war effort in heretofore underrecognized ways, Army at Home is also a very valuable case study in how to apply larger theoretical insights to the Civil War era.—J. Matthew Gallman, author of America's Joan of Arc: The Life of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

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