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The Resource Stepdaughters of history : southern women and the American Civil War, Catherine Clinton

Stepdaughters of history : southern women and the American Civil War, Catherine Clinton

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Stepdaughters of history : southern women and the American Civil War
Title
Stepdaughters of history
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southern women and the American Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Clinton
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Language
eng
Summary
"In Stepdaughters of History, noted scholar Catherine Clinton reflects on the roles of women as historical actors within the field of Civil War studies and examines the ways in which historians have redefined female wartime participation. Clinton contends that despite the recent attention, white and black women's contributions remain shrouded in myth and sidelined in traditional historical narratives. Her work tackles some of these well-worn assumptions, dismantling prevailing attitudes that consign women to the footnotes of Civil War texts. Clinton highlights some of the debates, led by emerging and established Civil War scholars, which seek to demolish demeaning and limiting stereotypes of southern women as simpering belles, stoic Mammies, Rebel spitfires, or sultry spies. Such caricatures mask the more concrete and compelling struggles within the Confederacy, and in Clinton's telling, a far more balanced and vivid understanding of women's roles within the wartime South emerges. New historical evidence has given rise to fresh insights, including important revisionist literature on women's overt and covert participation in activities designed to challenge the rebellion and on white women's roles in reshaping the war's legacy in postwar narratives. Increasingly, Civil War scholarship integrates those women who defied gender conventions to assume men's roles - including those few who gained notoriety as spies, scouts, or soldiers during the war. As Clinton's work demonstrates, the larger questions of women's wartime contributions remain important correctives to our understanding of the war's impact. Through a fuller appreciation of the dynamics of sex and race, Stepdaughters of History promises a broader conversation in the twenty-first century, inviting readers to continue to confront the conundrums of the American Civil War"--
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1952-
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Clinton, Catherine
Dewey number
973.7082
Index
index present
LC call number
E628
LC item number
.C575 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Walter Lynwood Fleming lectures in southern history
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  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Women
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • Military participation
  • Social aspects
  • Social conditions
  • Women
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • United States
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Stepdaughters of history : southern women and the American Civil War, Catherine Clinton
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Publication
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"Published with the assistance of the V. Ray Cardozier Fund."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Band of sisters -- Impermissible patriots -- Mammy by any other name
Control code
ocn945232055
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 144 pages
Isbn
9780807164570
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016012821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026606308
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807164570
  • (OCoLC)945232055
Label
Stepdaughters of history : southern women and the American Civil War, Catherine Clinton
Publication
Note
"Published with the assistance of the V. Ray Cardozier Fund."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Band of sisters -- Impermissible patriots -- Mammy by any other name
Control code
ocn945232055
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 144 pages
Isbn
9780807164570
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016012821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026606308
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807164570
  • (OCoLC)945232055

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