Battle Scars

Battle Scars : Gender and Sexuality in the American Civil War

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This collection addresses how gender scholarship has changed interpretations of the Civil War. The contributors examine the study of masculinity and war, expand understandings of sexuality and politics, and deal with issues of health, treason, religion, domesticity and slavery, as they affected Northern and Southern men and women during the Civil War era.show more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 160 x 236.2 x 22.9mm | 453.6g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195174453
  • 9780195174458

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"Civil War historians are already in debt to Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber for their groundbreaking collection Divided Houses. This is most assuredly another 'must read' for anyone seeking fresh and fascinating insight into the Civil War and its lasting aftermath."--Lesley J. Gordon, co-editor of Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and their Wives"No historians have done more to broaden our understanding of the Civil War than Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber. In this new volume, they stretch the boundaries yet again, introducing us to new voices, new subjects, and new ways of looking at old topics. Everyone interested in this central drama of American history should be grateful."-Edward L. Ayers, University of Virginia"Drawing on a number of primary sources ranging from government records to personal letters and diaries, the essayists offer a variety of well-written and equally intriguing studies that warrant the attention of scholars, students, and Civil War enthusiasts. Their work reveals just how far the field of gender and the Civil War has come while suggesting to readers new areas of exploration."--Victoria E. Ott, Register of the Kentucky Historical Society "Civil War historians are already in debt to Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber for their groundbreaking collection Divided Houses. This is most assuredly another 'must read' for anyone seeking fresh and fascinating insight into the Civil War and its lasting aftermath."--Lesley J. Gordon, co-editor of Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and their Wives "No historians have done more to broaden our understanding of the Civil War than Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber. In this new volume, they stretch the boundaries yet again, introducing us to new voices, new subjects, and new ways of looking at old topics. Everyone interested in this central drama of American history should be grateful."-Edward L. Ayers, University of Virginia "Drawing on a number of primary sources ranging from government records to personal letters and diaries, the essayists offer a variety of well-written and equally intriguing studies that warrant the attention of scholars, students, and Civil War enthusiasts. Their work reveals just how far the field of gender and the Civil War has come while suggesting to readers new areas of exploration."--Victoria E. Ott, Register of the Kentucky Historical Society "Civil War historians are already in debt to Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber for their groundbreaking collection Divided Houses. This is most assuredly another 'must read' for anyone seeking fresh and fascinating insight into the Civil War and its lasting aftermath."--Lesley J. Gordon, co-editorof Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and their Wives"No historians have done more to broaden our understanding of the Civil War than Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber. In this new volume, they stretch the boundaries yet again, introducing us to new voices, new subjects, and new ways of looking at old topics. Everyone interested in this central dramaof American history should be grateful."-Edward L. Ayers, University of Virginia"Drawing on a number of primary sources ranging from government records to personal letters and diaries, the essayists offer a variety of well-written and equally intriguing studies that warrant the attention of scholars, students, and Civil War enthusiasts. Their work reveals just how far the fieldof gender and the Civil War has come while suggesting to readers new areas of exploration."--Victoria E. Ott, Register of the Kentucky Historical Society "Civil War historians are already in debt to Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber for their groundbreaking collection Divided Houses. This is most assuredly another 'must read' for anyone seeking fresh and fascinating insight into the Civil War and its lasting aftermath."--Lesley J. Gordon, co-editor of Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and their Wives "No historians have done more to broaden our understanding of the Civil War than Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber. In this new volume, they stretch the boundaries yet again, introducing us to new voices, new subjects, and new ways of looking at old topics. Everyone interested in this central drama of American history should be grateful."-Edward L. Ayers, University of Virginiashow more

About Catherine Clinton

Catherine Clinton is a historian and the author of many titles, including Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom. Nina Silber is Associate Professor of History at Boston University and the author, most recently, of Daughters of the Union: Northern Women Fight the Civil War. They co-edited Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil War (OUP, 1992).show more

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