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The women's fight : the Civil War's battles for home, freedom, and nation  Cover Image Book Book

The women's fight : the Civil War's battles for home, freedom, and nation / Thavolia Glymph.


"Historians of the Civil War often speak of "wars within a war"--the military fight, wartime struggles on the home front, and the political and moral battle to preserve the Union and end slavery. In this broadly conceived book, Thavolia Glymph provides a comprehensive new history of women's roles and lives in the Civil War--North and South, white and black, slave and free--showing how women were essentially and fully engaged in all three arenas."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781469653631
  • ISBN: 146965363X
  • ISBN: 9781469653648
  • ISBN: 1469653648
  • Physical Description: 379 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-356) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I. Southern Women -- Home and War: "Domestic Sanctuaries" on the Run -- Poor White Women in the Confederacy: "Enemies" to Their Country -- Enslaved Women: Making War on Antislavery Ground -- Part II. Northern Women -- Am I a Soldier of the Cross? Northern Women's Fight and the Legacy of Slavery -- Northern White Women and the "Garden of Eden" -- Part III. The Hard Hand of War -- Under the Restless Wings of an Army: The "Female Humanity" -- Black Women Refugees: Making Freedom in Union Lines.
Subject: United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Women.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Social aspects.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Participation, Female.
Women and war > United States > History > 19th century.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library E 628 .G59 2019 30775305559560 General Collection Available -

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