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The Resource Women's war : fighting and surviving the American Civil War, Stephanie McCurry

Women's war : fighting and surviving the American Civil War, Stephanie McCurry

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Women's war : fighting and surviving the American Civil War
Title
Women's war
Title remainder
fighting and surviving the American Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie McCurry
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Civil War is remembered as a war of brother against brother, with women standing innocently on the sidelines. But battlefield realities soon challenged this simplistic understanding of women's place in war. Stephanie McCurry shows that women were indispensable to the unfolding of the Civil War, as they have been--and continue to be--in all wars. With a trio of dramatic stories, McCurry explores unique facets of women's wartime experiences, each one of which played an important part in redefining the meaning and stakes of the Civil War. Clara Judd, a female spy who was imprisoned by the Union for treason, sparked a heated controversy over the principle of civilian immunity, leading to lasting changes in the international laws of war. The hundreds of thousands of enslaved women who escaped to Union lines during the conflict upended military emancipation policies aimed only at enslaved male soldiers. Union leaders responded by casting fugitive black women as "soldiers' wives," offering them a protection of sorts but placing a lasting obstacle on their path to freedom. In the war's aftermath, the former Confederate Gertrude Thomas wrestled with her loss of status amid economic devastation, social collapse, and the new freedom of her former slaves. War and emancipation touched even her intimate family, revealing the full extent of the break in history Reconstruction represented.--
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McCurry, Stephanie
Dewey number
973.7082
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E628
LC item number
.M35 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Reconstruction (United States : 1865-1877)
  • United States
  • Spies
  • Women spies
  • Women slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Civil-military relations
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • United States
  • Civil-military relations
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Spies
  • Women
  • Women slaves
  • Women spies
  • Georgia
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Women's war : fighting and surviving the American Civil War, Stephanie McCurry
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Publication
Copyright
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
Enemy women and the laws of war -- The story of the black soldier's wife -- Reconstructing a life amidst the ruins
Control code
on1074288711
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780674987975
Lccn
2018045331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1074288711
Label
Women's war : fighting and surviving the American Civil War, Stephanie McCurry
Publication
Copyright
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
Enemy women and the laws of war -- The story of the black soldier's wife -- Reconstructing a life amidst the ruins
Control code
on1074288711
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780674987975
Lccn
2018045331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1074288711

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