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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 careIntroducing 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....

Title : Army at Home: Women and the Civil War on the Northern Home Front
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ISBN : 9780807833070
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 232 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Army at Home: Women and the Civil War on the Northern Home Front Reviews

  • Sarah
    2019-06-14 06:13

    Of all the books on Northern Civil War women this one explored the true home life beyond aid work and nursing which overcrowds so much of the genre. It explores a variety of aspects of everyday life that most Northern women struggled through. I definitely recommend it.

  • Steven
    2019-06-15 00:30

    A great look into the lives of women during the American Civil War. The book gives a nice look into women of different backgrounds.

  • S.Q. Eries
    2019-05-29 02:13

    Contains interesting facts on how the civil war disrupted life for women in the North, but seems more a feminist treatise than a historical source.