Women in the American Civil War by Lisa Tendrich Frank

By Lisa Tendrich Frank

Such a lot americans can identify well-known generals and awesome battles from the Civil battle. With infrequent exception, they understand neither the ladies of that warfare nor their half in it. but, as this encyclopedia demonstrates, ladies performed a serious position. The book's four hundred A–Z entries specialise in particular humans, corporations, concerns, and battles, and a dozen contextual essays supply particular information regarding the social, political, and relatives matters that formed women's lives in the course of the Civil battle period. ladies within the American Civil conflict satisfies a becoming curiosity during this subject. Readers will find out how the Civil battle grew to become a car for increasing the function of girls in society. Representing the paintings of greater than a hundred students, this ebook treats intensive all elements of the formerly untold tale of ladies within the Civil conflict.

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African American women worked as nurses, cooks, seamstresses, teachers, and relief workers. com ABC-CLIO 1-800-368-6868 African American Women wounded soldiers, raised money and supplies to aid troops, and recruited soldiers to enlist in the Union army. African American women received lower wages than did African American men and white women who performed comparable work. In 1864, African American female nurses and cooks received $10 per month plus rations. In addition to the relatively low wages, the federal government routinely treated its black workers with disregard and failed to meet their economic obligations.

The Second Great Awakening emerged partly as a result of the social dislocations of early nineteenth-century American life. Revivalist ministers like Charles Grandison Finney and Lyman Beecher encouraged followers to seek a more personal relationship with God. com ABC-CLIO 1-800-368-6868 Abolitionism and Northern Reformers men and women who possessed free will to choose otherwise. The social evils that revivalists and reformers believed had penetrated American society were not the result of any one event or person or institution.

W. Norton. com ABC-CLIO 1-800-368-6868 Confederate Homefront in large part because the overwhelming majority of military engagements took place on Confederate soil. Moreover, a profusion of newspapers and the voluminous correspondence between soldiers and their family members kept those on the homefront well aware of events on the battlefield. In no other war did Americans experience such sustained and regular contact between soldiers and civilians, although Confederate homefront experiences varied widely across space and time.

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