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The Resource Daughters of the Union : northern women fight the Civil War, Nina Silber

Daughters of the Union : northern women fight the Civil War, Nina Silber

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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silber, Nina
Dewey number
973.7/082/0974
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E628
LC item number
.S55 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 70 AA1
NLM item number
S55 2005
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Sex role
  • Vrouwen
  • Amerikaanse burgeroorlog
  • Frauenbewegung
  • Sezessionskrieg
  • Soziale Situation
  • USA
  • American Civil War
  • Women
  • History, 19th Century
Label
Daughters of the Union : northern women fight the Civil War, Nina Silber
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocm56685208
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780674016774
Lccn
2004059779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56685208
  • (OCoLC)56685208
Label
Daughters of the Union : northern women fight the Civil War, Nina Silber
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocm56685208
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780674016774
Lccn
2004059779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56685208
  • (OCoLC)56685208

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