Approx. 384 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 6 halftones, notes, bibl., index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-5363-1
Published: February 2020
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Glymph shows how the Civil War exposed as never before the nation's fault lines, not just along race and class lines but also along the ragged boundaries of gender. However, Glymph makes clear that women's experiences were not new to the mid-nineteenth century; rather, many of them drew on memories of previous conflicts, like the American Revolution and the War of 1812, to make sense of the Civil War's disorder and death.
About the Author
Thavolia Glymph is professor of history and law at Duke University and author of Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household.
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"This book offers brilliant insights, interpretations, and correctives, adding sophistication to our understanding of women, gender, and the Civil War."--Elizabeth R. Varon, author of Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War
"Glymph helps us draw together and make sense of a multitude of female experiences in wartime. By putting the African American experience at the center of her book, she also shifts our perspective on what it means to think about 'the women's Civil War.'"--Nina Silber, author of This War Ain't Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America