Addresses how gender scholarship has changed interpretations of the Civil War. This collection examines the study of masculinity and war, expands understandings of sexuality and politics, and deals with issues of health, treason, religion, domesticity, and slavery as they affected Northern and Southern men and women during the Civil War era.
Contents; Contributors; 1 Introduction: Colliding and Collaborating: Gender and Civil War Scholarship; 2 Fighting Like Men: Civil War Dilemmas of Abolitionist Manhood; 3 "Oh I Pass Everywhere": Catholic Nuns in the Gulf South during the Civil War; 4 "Public Women" and Sexual Politics during the American Civil War; 5 The Other Side of Freedom: Destitution, Disease, and Dependency among Freedwomen and Their Children during and after the Civil War; 6 Mary Walker, Mary Surratt, and Some Thoughts on Gender in the Civil War; 7 Embattled Manhood and New England Writers, 1860-1870
8 Sexual Terror in the Reconstruction South9 Politics and Petticoats in the Same Pod: Florence Fay, Betsey Bittersweet, and the Reconstruction of Southern Womanhood, 1865-1868; 10 The Confederate Retreat to Mars and Venus
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