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Battle scars : gender and sexuality in the American Civil War

Author: Catherine Clinton; Nina Silber
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Over a decade ago, the publication of Divided Houses ushered in a new field of scholarship on gender and the Civil War. Following in its wake, Battle Scars showcases insights from award-winning historians as well as emerging scholars. This volume depicts the ways in which gender, race, nationalism, religion, literary culture, sexual mores, and even epidemiology underwent radical transformations from when Americans  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Clinton; Nina Silber
ISBN: 9780195174458 9780195174441 0195174453 0195174445
OCLC Number: 60321751
Description: xi, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Colliding and collaborating : gender and Civil War scholarship / Nina Silber --
Fighting like men : Civil War dilemmas of abolitionist manhood / Stephen Kantrowitz --
"Oh I pass everywhere" : Catholic nuns in the Gulf South during the Civil War / Virginia Gould --
"Public women" and sexual politics during the American Civil War / Catherine Clinton --
The other side of freedom : destitution, disease, and dependency among freedwomen and their children during and after the Civil War / Jim Downs --
Mary Walker, Mary Surratt, and some thoughts on gender in the Civil War / Elizabeth D. Leonard --
Embattled manhood and New England writers, 1860-1870 / John Stauffer --
Sexual terror in the Reconstruction South / Lisa Cardyn --
Politics and petticoats in the same pod : Florence Fay, Betsey Bittersweet, and the reconstruction of southern womanhood, 1865-1868 / Anne Sarah Rubin --
The Confederate retreat to Mars and Venus / Thomas J. Brown.
Responsibility: edited by Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber.


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  Read more...
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No historians have done more to broaden our understanding of the Civil War than Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber. In this new volume, they stretch the boundaries yet again, introducing us to new Read more...

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