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Women at the front : hospital workers in Civil War America

Author: Jane E Schultz
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004.
Series: Civil War America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As many as 20,000 women worked in Union and Confederate hospitals during the Civil War. Black and white, and from various social classes, these women served as nurses, administrators, matrons, seamstresses, cooks, laundresses, and custodial workers. Jane E. Schultz provides the first full history of these female relief workers, showing how the domestic and military arenas merged in Civil War America, blurring the
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schultz, Jane E.
Women at the front.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607366499
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane E Schultz
ISBN: 080782867X 9780807828670 0807858196 9780807858196
OCLC Number: 53483700
Description: xiv, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Women at the front --
Getting to the hospital --
Adjusting to hospital life --
Coming into their own --
After the war --
Pensioning women --
Memory and the triumphal narrative.
Series Title: Civil War America.
Responsibility: Jane E. Schultz.

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As many as 20,000 women worked in Union and Confederate hospitals during America's bloodiest war. This title provides the history of these female relief workers and shows how the domestic and  Read more...
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