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Civil War nurse narratives, 1863-1870 / Daneen Wardrop ; design by April Leidig.

Wardrop, Daneen, 1952- (author.). Leidig, April, (designer.).

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  • ISBN: 9781609383688 (e-book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (278 pages) : illustrations, photographs
  • Publisher: Iowa City, Iowa : University of Iowa Press, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Louisa May Alcott's Hospital Sketches: a readership -- Georgeanna Woolsey's Three Weeks at Gettysburg: connecting links -- Julia Dunlap's Notes of Hospital Life: women's rights, benevolence, and class -- Elvira Powers's Hospital Pencillings: travel, dissent, and cultural ties -- Anna Morris Holstein's Three Years in Field Hospitals of the Army of the Potomac: the dead line -- Sophronia Bucklin's In Hospital and Camp: rank-and-file nursing -- Julia S. Wheelock's The Boys in White: narrative construction.
Summary, etc.:
Civil War Nurse Narratives, 1863--1870, examines the first wave of autobiographical narratives written by northern female nurses and published during the war and shortly thereafter, ranging from the well-known Louisa May Alcott to lesser-known figures such as Elvira Powers and Julia Wheelock. From the hospitals of Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, to the field at Gettysburg in the aftermath of the battle, to the camps bordering front lines during active combat, these nurse narrators reported on what they saw and experienced for an American audience hungry for tales of individual experience in the war. As a subgenre of war literature, the Civil War nurse narrative offered realistic reportage of medical experiences and declined to engage with military strategies or Congressional politics. Instead, nurse narrators chronicled the details of attending wounded soldiers in the hospital, where a kind of microcosm of US democracy-in-progress emerged. As the war reshaped the social and political ideologies of the republic, nurses labored in a workplace that reflected cultural changes in ideas about gender, race, and class. Through interactions with surgeons and other officials they tested women's rights convictions, and through interactions with formerly enslaved workers they wrestled with the need to live up to their own often abolitionist convictions and support social equality. By putting these accounts in conversation with each other, Civil War Nurse Narratives productively explores a developing genre of war literature that has rarely been given its due and that offers refreshing insights into women's contributions to the war effort. Taken together, these stories offer an impressive and important addition to the literary history of the Civil War.
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Description based on print version record.
Subject: Nurses > United States > History > 19th century.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Medical care.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Personal narratives.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Women.
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504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
50500. ‡aLouisa May Alcott's Hospital Sketches: a readership -- Georgeanna Woolsey's Three Weeks at Gettysburg: connecting links -- Julia Dunlap's Notes of Hospital Life: women's rights, benevolence, and class -- Elvira Powers's Hospital Pencillings: travel, dissent, and cultural ties -- Anna Morris Holstein's Three Years in Field Hospitals of the Army of the Potomac: the dead line -- Sophronia Bucklin's In Hospital and Camp: rank-and-file nursing -- Julia S. Wheelock's The Boys in White: narrative construction.
520 . ‡aCivil War Nurse Narratives, 1863--1870, examines the first wave of autobiographical narratives written by northern female nurses and published during the war and shortly thereafter, ranging from the well-known Louisa May Alcott to lesser-known figures such as Elvira Powers and Julia Wheelock. From the hospitals of Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, to the field at Gettysburg in the aftermath of the battle, to the camps bordering front lines during active combat, these nurse narrators reported on what they saw and experienced for an American audience hungry for tales of individual experience in the war. As a subgenre of war literature, the Civil War nurse narrative offered realistic reportage of medical experiences and declined to engage with military strategies or Congressional politics. Instead, nurse narrators chronicled the details of attending wounded soldiers in the hospital, where a kind of microcosm of US democracy-in-progress emerged. As the war reshaped the social and political ideologies of the republic, nurses labored in a workplace that reflected cultural changes in ideas about gender, race, and class. Through interactions with surgeons and other officials they tested women's rights convictions, and through interactions with formerly enslaved workers they wrestled with the need to live up to their own often abolitionist convictions and support social equality. By putting these accounts in conversation with each other, Civil War Nurse Narratives productively explores a developing genre of war literature that has rarely been given its due and that offers refreshing insights into women's contributions to the war effort. Taken together, these stories offer an impressive and important addition to the literary history of the Civil War.
588 . ‡aDescription based on print version record.
590 . ‡aElectronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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