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The Resource Daughters of the Union : northern women fight the Civil War, Nina Silber, (electronic resource)

Daughters of the Union : northern women fight the Civil War, Nina Silber, (electronic resource)

Label
Daughters of the Union : northern women fight the Civil War
Title
Daughters of the Union
Title remainder
northern women fight the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Nina Silber
Title variation
Northern women fight the Civil War
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Of the most overlooked and least understood participants in the American Civil War: the women of the North. Unlike their Confederate counterparts, who were often caught in the midst of the conflict, most Northern women remained far from the dangers of battle. Nonetheless, they enlisted in the Union cause on their home ground, and the experience transformed their lives. Nina Silber traces the emergence of a new sense of self and citizenship among the women left behind by Union soldiers. She offers a complex account, bolstered by women's own words from diaries and letters, of the changes in activity and attitude wrought by the war. Women became wage-earners, participants in partisan politics, and active contributors to the war effort. But even as their political and civic identities expanded, they were expected to subordinate themselves to male-dominated government and military bureaucracies. Silber's arresting tale fills an important gap in women's history. She shows the women of the North--many for the first time--discovering their patriotism as well as their ability to confront new economic and political challenges, even as they encountered the obstacles of wartime rule. The Civil War required many women to act with greater independence in running their households and in expressing their political views. It brought women more firmly into the civic sphere and ultimately gave them new public roles, which would prove crucial starting points for the late-nineteenth-century feminist struggle for social and political equality
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silber, Nina,
Dewey number
973.7/082/0974
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Sex role
  • United States
Label
Daughters of the Union : northern women fight the Civil War, Nina Silber, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Summoned to War, Charged to Patriotism -- Loyalties in Conflict -- The Economic Battlefront -- Domesticity under Siege -- From Patriots to Partisans, and Back Again -- Aiding the Cause, Serving the State -- Saving the Sick, Healing the Nation -- Wartime Emancipation -- American Women and the Enduring Power of the State -- An Ambiguous Legacy
Control code
ocm85802959
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (332 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674043626
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)85802959
Label
Daughters of the Union : northern women fight the Civil War, Nina Silber, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Summoned to War, Charged to Patriotism -- Loyalties in Conflict -- The Economic Battlefront -- Domesticity under Siege -- From Patriots to Partisans, and Back Again -- Aiding the Cause, Serving the State -- Saving the Sick, Healing the Nation -- Wartime Emancipation -- American Women and the Enduring Power of the State -- An Ambiguous Legacy
Control code
ocm85802959
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (332 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674043626
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)85802959

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