Divided houses : gender and the Civil War (Book, 1992) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Divided houses : gender and the Civil War

Author: Catherine Clinton; Nina Silber
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
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Divided Houses is the first book to show how the Civil War transformed gender roles and attitudes toward sexuality among Americans. This unique volume brings together a wide spectrum of critical viewpoints by newly emerging scholars as well as distinguished authors in the field to show how gender became a prism through which the political tensions of antebellum America were filtered and focused. Through the course  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Divided houses.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Clinton; Nina Silber
ISBN: 0195074076 9780195074079 0195080343 9780195080346
OCLC Number: 25130798
Description: xvii, 418 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The Civil War as a crisis in gender / LeeAnn Whites --
The politics of yeoman households in South Carolina / Stephanie McCurry --
Soldiering, manhood, and coming of age : a northern volunteer / Reid Mitchell --
No desperate hero : manhood and freedom in a Union soldier's experience / David W. Blight --
"I's a man now" : gender and African American men / Jim Cullen --
Arranging a doll's house : refined women as Union nurses / Kristie Ross --
Acting her part : narratives of Union women spies / Lyde Cullen Sizer --
"Missing in action" : women of the confederacy / George Rable --
Women and guerrilla warfare / Michael Fellman --
Altars of sacrifice : Confederate women and the narratives of war / Drew Gilpin Faust --
"Since the war broke out" : the marriage of Kate and William McLure --
The children of jubilee : African American childhood in wartime / Peter Bardaglio --
Wartime dialogues on illicit sex : white women and black men / Martha Hodes --
Warwork and the crisis of domesticity in the North / Jeanie Attie --
Writing out the war : Harriet Beecher Stowe's averted gaze / Patricia R. Hill --
Intemperate men, spiteful women, and Jefferson Davis / Nina Silber --
Reconstructing freedwomen / Catherine Clinton --
Reshaping the bonds of womanhood : divorce in reconstruction North Carolina / Victoria Bynum.
Responsibility: edited by Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber.


A collection of essays on gender in 19th-century USA, which explores specifically all major aspects of women's roles in the American Civil War.  Read more...
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"Excellent--exactly what I was looking for."--Gretchen Green, Rockhurst College"Offers a broader, more diverse view of the Civil War than previous volumes."--The Journal of Mississippi Read more...

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