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Army at home : women and the Civil War on the northern home front

Author: Judith Ann Giesberg
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2009] ©2009
Series: Civil War America (Series)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introducing readers to women whose Civil War experiences have long been ignored, Judith Giesberg examines the lives of working-class women in the North, for whom the home front was a battlefield of its own. Black and white working-class women managed farms that had been left without a male head of household, worked in munitions factories, made uniforms, and located and cared for injured or dead soldiers. As they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Giesberg, Judith Ann, 1966-
Army at home
(DLC) 2009002898
(OCoLC)300463103
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Ann Giesberg
ISBN: 9781469605517 1469605511 0807895601 9780807895603
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 861793183
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 232 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Prologue : a true-hearted Union woman : Lydia Bixby's civil war --
From harvest field to battlefield : rural women and the war --
Rumors of relief, stories of displacement --
Bodies out of place : women war workers --
Right to ride : women's streetcar battles and the theaters of war --
Martha goes to Washington : women's divided loyalties --
Platforms of grief : widows on the battlefield.
Series Title: Civil War America (Series)
Responsibility: Judith Giesberg.

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Introducing readers to women whose Civil War experiences have long been ignored, Judith Giesberg examines the lives of working-class women in the North, for whom the home front was a battlefield of  Read more...
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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 Read more...

 
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