Army at Home

Author: Judith Giesberg
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807895603
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Introducing readers to women whose Civil War experiences have long been ignored, Judith Giesberg examines the lives of working-class women in the North, for whom the home front was a battlefield of its own. Black and white working-class women managed farms that had been left without a male head of household, worked in munitions factories, made uniforms, and located and cared for injured or dead soldiers. As they became more active in their new roles, they became visible as political actors, writing letters, signing petitions, moving (or refusing to move) from their homes, and confronting civilian and military officials. At the heart of the book are stories of women who fought the draft in New York and Pennsylvania, protested segregated streetcars in San Francisco and Philadelphia, and demanded a living wage in the needle trades and safer conditions at the Federal arsenals where they labored. Giesberg challenges readers to think about women and children who were caught up in the military conflict but nonetheless refused to become its collateral damage. She offers a dramatic reinterpretation of how America's Civil War reshaped the lived experience of race and gender and brought swift and lasting changes to working-class family life.

The Northern Home Front during the Civil War

Author: Paul A. Cimbala
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313352917
Format: PDF
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This book comprehensively covers the wide geographical range of the northern home fronts during the Civil War, emphasizing the diverse ways people interpreted, responded to, and adapted to war by their ideas, interests, and actions. • Contemporary illustrations from illustrated magazines such as Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper • Lithographs depicting such activities as women and men at work making armaments, people examining wares at a Sanitary Fair, nurses tending to soldiers in hospitals, and immigrants, workers, and others in dissent • Period photographs of subjects such as supply depots filled with material for war, women making flags for regiments, and recruiting activities • A map of the northern states • An extensive and extremely detailed bibliographical essay

An Encyclopedia of American Women at War From the Home Front to the Battlefields 2 volumes

Author: Lisa Tendrich Frank
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159884444X
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A sweeping review of the role of women within the American military from the colonial period to the present day. • An extensive bibliography offers additional reading and research opportunities • Accessibly written essays introduce the thematic developments of each major conflict in American history • Supporting photographs and illustrations depict key female figures • An informative overview in the frontmatter provides historical context to women's roles in the military

The Oxford Handbook of American Women s and Gender History

Author: Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019090657X
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From the first European encounters with Native American women to today's crisis of sexual assault, The Oxford Handbook of American Women's and Gender History boldly interprets the diverse history of women and how ideas about gender shaped their access to political and cultural power in North America. Over twenty-nine chapters, this handbook illustrates how women's and gender history can shape how we view the past, looking at how gender influenced people's lives as they participated in migration, colonialism, trade, warfare, artistic production, and community building. Theoretically cutting edge, each chapter is alive with colorful historical characters, from young Chicanas transforming urban culture, to free women of color forging abolitionist doctrines, Asian migrant women defending the legitimacy of their marriages, and transwomen fleeing incarceration. Together, their lives constitute the history of a continent. Leading scholars across multiple generations demonstrate the power of innovative research to excavate a history hidden in plain sight. Scrutinizing silences in the historical record, from the inattention to enslaved women's opinions to the suppression of Indian women's involvement in border diplomacy, the authors challenge the nature of historical evidence and remap what counts in our interpretation of the past. Together and separately, these essays offer readers a deep understanding of the variety and centrality of women's lives to all dimensions of the American past, even as they show that the boundaries of "women," "American," and "history" have shifted across the centuries.

Civil War America

Author: James Alan Marten
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823227944
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Relates the stories of civilians from every strata of American life, North and South, in a comprehensive portrait of life on the home front during the Civil War, in a volume that reflects the diverse perspectives of women, free and enslaved African Americans, orphans of soldiers, draft rioters, politicians, and war correspondents, among others. Reprint.

Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Early America

Author: David Stephen Heidler
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313335266
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Examines the lives of ordinary civilians who did not leave home to fight during America's first wars, including the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War, North and South.

Fighting Irish in the American Civil War and the Invasion of Mexico

Author: Arthur Mitchell
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476664803
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"As mid-19th century America erupted in violence with the invasion of Mexico and the outbreak of the Civil War, Irish immigrants joined in large numbers on both sides. History has honored the valor of many. This collection of essays examines the involvement of Irish men and women in American military life from 1840 to 1865"--

Union Soldiers and the Northern Home Front

Author: Paul Alan Cimbala
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 9780823221462
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Union Soldiers and the Northern Home Front: Wartime Experiences, Postwar Adjustments explores the North's Civil War in ways that brings fresh perspectives to our knowledge of the way soldiers and civilians interacted in the Civil War North. Northerners rarely confronted the hardships their southern counterparts faced, but they still found the war a challenging event that to varying degrees would re-shape and transform their old comfortable assumptions about their lives. Having given up their sons to save the Union, they craved information and followed the progress of the companies and regiments that they had sent off to fight. At the same time, their soldier boys never fully severed their ties with home, even as the rigors of war made them rougher versions of their old selves. The home front and the front lines remained intimately connected. This book expands our understanding of those connections.The authors of the essays in this volume bring new and different approaches to some familiar topics while offering answers to some questions that other scholars have ignored for too long. They explore such varied experiences as recruitment, soldiers' motivation, civilian access to the combat experience, wartime correspondence, benevolence and organized relief, race relations, definitions of freedom and citizenship, and ways civilians interacted with soldiers who sojourned in their communities. It is important that they do not stop with the end of the fighting, but also explore such postwar problems as the reintegration of soldiers into northern life and the claims to public memory, including those made by African Americans. Taken as a whole, the essays in Union Soldiers and the Northern Home Front provide a better understanding of the larger scope and depth of wartime events experienced by both civilians and soldiers and of the ways those events nurtured the enduring connections between those who fought and those who remained at home. In that regard, the essays go to the very heart of the Civil War experience.

An Uncommon Time

Author: Paul Alan Cimbala
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 9780823221950
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A collection of new essays on the Civil War paints a vivid portrait of life in the Northern states, revealing the many effects of the conflict on the lives of ordinary people. (History)

Weary of War

Author: Joe A. Mobley
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN:
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Exploring life on the Confederate home front, Mobley details the struggle to cope with overwhelming challenges that spared no one-military or civilian, white or black, rich or poor, male or female, native or foreign born.