Women in the American Civil War, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1851096051
  • ISBN-13: 9781851096053
  • DDC: 973.7082
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

The 19th Amendment secured for women the right to vote in 1920 -- a triumph nearly 80 years in the making. Ratification would never have happened without active widespread support of women across the nation, but as historians have discovered, efforts to gain suffrage and other rights for women throughout America's history have been distinguished not only by unity, consensus, and advancement, but by plurality, disagreement, and reversals, as well.

The fight for women's rights was one of the first topics explored by women's historians when the field emerged in the 1970s. Current and authoritative, Women's Rights: People and Perspectives shows just how complex and multifaceted our understanding of that fight has become.

Women's Rights spans the breadth of American history, from Native American women prior to colonization to women during the Revolution, Antebellum period, the Civil War, and the Gilded Age. Coverage of the 20th century moves from the Progressive Era to the Great Depression and World War II; from the emergence of modern feminism to the present. Throughout, it offers fascinating details of ordinary and extraordinary lives while charting the evolving roles of women in American society.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contributors.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Introduction.
Chronology.
1: Contextual Essays.
2: Abolitionism and Northern Reformers.
3: African American Women.
4: Confederate Homefront.
5: Female Combatants.
6: Female Spies.
7: Military Invasion and Occupation.
8: Northern Women.
9: Nurses.
10: Politics.
11: Religion.
12: Southern Women.
13: Union Homefront.
14: Wartime Employment.
15: Wartime Literature.
16: Entries.
17: Abernathy, Martha Stockard (1832–1878).
18: Aid Societies.
19: Alcott, Louisa May (1832–1888).
20: Alexander, Charles Wesley [Wesley Bradshaw] (1837–1927).
21: Allegheny Arsenal, Explosion at (September 17, 1862).
22: Alleman, Matilda “Tillie” Pierce (1848–1914).
23: American Colonization Society.
24: Andrews, Eliza Frances [Elzey Hay] (1840–1931).
25: Andrews, Orianna Moon (1834–1883).
26: Anthony, Susan B. (1820–1906).
27: Antietam/Sharpsburg, Battle of (September 17, 1862).
28: Antislavery Societies.
29: Atlanta, Evacuation of (Special Field Orders Number 67).
30: Bacot, Ada W. (1832–1911).
31: Baker, Mrs. E. H. (n.d.–n.d.).
32: Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss (1816–1894).
33: Bannister, Christiana Babcock Carteaux (ca. 1820–1902).
34: Baptist Women.
35: Barton, Clara (1821–1912).
36: Battle, Mary Frances “Fanny” (“Fannie”) (1842–1924).
37: Beecher, Catharine (1800–1878).
38: Bickerdyke, Mary Ann Ball “Mother” (1817–1901).
39: Blackwell, Elizabeth (1821–1910).
40: Blair, Lorinda Ann [Annie Etheridge Hooks] (ca. 1840–1913).
41: Blalock, Malinda [Sam Blalock] (ca. 1840–1901).
42: Blockade Running.
43: Border States.
44: Bowser, Mary Elizabeth (ca. 1839–n.d.).
45: Boyd, Belle (1844–1900).
46: Bread Riots.
47: Breckenridge, Lucy Gilmer (1843–1865).
48: Brevard, Keziah Goodwyn Hopkins (1803–1886).
49: Brown, Addie (1841–1870).
50: Brown, Clara (1800–1885).
51: Brownell, Kady (1842–1915).
52: Buck, Lucy Rebecca (1842–1918).
53: Bucklin, Sophronia E. (n.d.–1902).
54: Bull Run/Manassas, First Battle of (July 21, 1861).
55: Bull Run/Manassas, Second Battle of (August 29–30, 1862).
56: Burge, Dolly Sumner Lunt (1817–1891).
57: Butler, Benjamin F. (1818–1893).
58: Camp Followers.
59: Carroll, Anna Ella (1815–1894).
60: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd (1823–1893).
61: Catholic Women.
62: Cazneau, Jane McManus Storm [Cora Montgomery] (1807–1878).
63: Chamberlain, Frances Caroline “Fannie” Adams (1825–1905).
64: Chancellorsville, Battle of (April 29–May 6, 1863).
65: Chesnut, Mary Boykin (1823–1886).
66: Chickamauga, Battle of (September 19–20, 1863).
67: Child, Lydia Maria Francis (1802–1880).
68: Churches.
69: Civilian Life.
70: Clalin, Frances Louisa [Francis Clayton] (n.d.–n.d.).
71: Clayton, Sarah “Sallie” Conley (1845–1922).
72: Clemson, Elizabeth Floride (1842–1871).
73: Columbia Bazaar (January 17–21, 1865).
74: Confederate Soldiers, Motives.
75: Confederate Surrender (1865).
76: Confederate Sympathizers, Northern.
77: Congregationalist Women.
78: Conscription.
79: Contraband Relief Association.
80: Contrabands.
81: Coppin, Fanny Jackson (1837–1913).
82: Courtship and Marriage.
83: Crosby, Frances Jane “Fanny” (1820–1915).
84: Cumming, Kate (ca. 1835–1909).
85: Cushman, Pauline [Harriet Wood] (1833–1893).
86: Custer, Elizabeth “Libbie” Bacon (1842–1933).
87: Daly, Maria Lydig (1824–1894).
88: Davis, Jefferson (1808–1889).
89: Davis, Rebecca Harding (1831–1910).
90: Davis, Varina Anne “Winnie” (1864–1898).
91: Davis, Varina Banks Howell (1826–1906).
92: Desertion.
93: Destruction of Homes.
94: Destruction of Personal Property.
95: Diaries and Journals.
96: Dickey, Sarah Ann (1838–1904).
97: Dickinson, Anna Elizabeth (1842–1932).
98: Dickinson, Emily (1830–1886).
99: Disease.
100: Divers, Bridget (ca. 1840–n.d.).
101: Dix, Dorothea Lynde (1802–1887).
102: Dodge, Mary Abigail [Gail Hamilton] (1833–1896).
103: Domesticity.
104: Douglass, Frederick (ca. 1818–1895).
105: Draft Riots and Resistance.
106: Edmonds, Amanda Virginia (1839–1921).
107: Edmonds, Sarah Emma [Franklin Thompson] (1841–1898).
108: Edmondson, Belle (1840–1873).
109: Edmondston, Catherine Ann Devereux (1823–1875).
110: Education, Northern.
111: Education, Southern.
112: Election of 1860.
113: Election of 1864.
114: Elmore, Grace Brown (1839–1912).
115: Emancipation League.
116: Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863).
117: Enlistment.
118: Eppes, Susan Branch Bradford (1846–1942).
119: Evans, Augusta Jane (1835–1909).
120: Ewell, Elizabeth “Lizinka” McKay Campbell Brown (1820–1872).
121: Factory Workers, Northern.
122: Factory Workers, Southern.
123: Fairs and Bazaars.
124: Family Life, Confederate.
125: Family Life, Union.
126: Farm Work.
127: Felton, Rebecca Ann Latimer (1835–1930).
128: Fiction Writers, Northern.
129: Fiction Writers, Southern.
130: Fifteenth Amendment.
131: Flags, Regimental.
132: Fogg, Isabella Morrison (1823–1873).
133: Food.
134: Foraging, Effects on Women.
135: Ford (Willard), Antonia (1838–1871).
136: Fort Sumter (April 12–14, 1861).
137: Forten (Grimké), Charlotte L. (1837–1914).
138: Foster, Sarah Jane (1839–1868).
139: Fourteenth Amendment.
140: Fox, Tryphena Blanche Holder (1834–1912).
141: Fredericksburg, Battle of (December 13, 1862).
142: Free Blacks.
143: Freedmen's Bureau.
144: Frémont, Jessie Benton (1824–1902).
145: French, Mansfield (1810–1876).
146: Fundraising.
147: Garrison, William Lloyd (1805–1879).
148: Gay, Mary Ann Harris (1829–1918).
149: Gettysburg, Battle of (July 1–3, 1863).
150: Gibbons, Abigail “Abby” Hopper (1801–1893).
151: Gilman, Caroline Howard (1794–1888).
152: Girlhood and Adolescence.
153: Gorgas, Amelia Gayle (1826–1913).
154: Government Girls.
155: Grant, Julia Dent (1826–1902).
156: Greenhow, Rose O'Neal (ca. 1814–1864).
157: Griffing, Josephine Sophia White (1814–1872).
158: Grimké (Weld), Angelina (1805–1879).
159: Grimké, Sarah Moore (1792–1873).
160: Guerrilla Warfare.
161: Gunboat Societies.