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Women During the Civil War : An Encyclopedia by Judith E. Harper (2003, Hardcover)
For more information, including a full list of entries, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the WomenDuring the Civil Warwebsite. Women During theCivil War: An Encyclopediais the first A-Z reference work to offer a panoramic presentation of the contributions, achievements, and personal stories of American women during one of the most turbulent eras of the nation's history. Incorporating the most recent scholarship as well as excerpts from diaries, letters, newspapers, and other primary source documents, this Encyclopediaencompasses the wartime experiences of famous and lesser-known women of all ethnic groups and social backgrounds throughout the United States during the Civil War era.
With 128 entries, this illustrated resource is an important contribution to women's history. In addition to biographies of famous women such as Mary Boykin Chesnut, Dorothea Dix, and Louisa May Alcott, it also provides significant coverage of less familiar names like Loreta Velazquez, a Cuban-born Confederate soldier and spy, and Nadine Turchin, a Russian immigrant who served in the Union Army. In addition, this reference offers subject-area entries on key topics including Army Nurses, the Battle of the Handkerchiefs, Prostitution and more.
Women During the Civil War: An Encyclopediais the first A-Z reference work to offer a panoramic presentation of the contributions, achievements, and personal stories of American women during one of the most turbulent eras of the nation's history. Incorporating the most recent scholarship as well as excerpts from diaries, letters, newspapers, and other primary source documents, thisEncyclopediaencompasses the wartime experiences of famous and lesser-known women of all ethnic groups and social backgrounds throughout the United States during the Civil War era. With over 120 entries and 61 photographs and illustrations,Women During the Civil War: An Encyclopedia: * Features biographies of famous women including Dorothea Dix and Louisa May Alcott as well as lesser-known women such as Loreta Velaquez, a Cuban-born confederate solider and spy, and Nadine Turchin, a Russian immigrant who served in the Union Army * Includes essays that reveal the worlds of women such asindustrial workers, Catholic nuns, prostitutes, and artists * Portrays the experiences and involvement of women during specific battles such as Gettysburg and Vicksburg * Examines the daily and personal lives of women during the war in entries on family life, courtship and marriage, girlhood and adolescence, and education * Presents the lives of not only white women in the North and South but also African-American women born free and in slavery, Native-American and Hispanic-American women, frontier women, and immigrant women * Includes helpful reference tools such as internal cross-references, suggestions for further reading, an extensive bibliography, glossary, and a detailed map of the United States and Confederate States of America Women During the Civil War: An Encyclopediadispels the popular perception that women were only involved peripherally in the war effort. Bringing to attention the extraordinary lives and activities of American women, this workdemonstrates their vital involvement, thereby presenting a more accurate representation and understanding of the Civil War era.
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List of Entries: *Abolitionists *African-American Women *Agricultural Women *Alcott, Louisa May *Anthony, Susan B. *Antietam (Sharpsburg), Battle of *Artists *Barton, Clara *Battle of the Handkerchiefs *Bickerdyke, Mary Ann Ball *Blalock, Malinda *Bowser, Mary Elizabeth *Boyd, Belle *Bread Rebellions *Brown, Clara *Brownell, Kady *Business Women *Camp Life *Carroll, Anna Ella *Cary, Mary Ann Shadd *Cashier, Albert D.J. (Jennie Hodgers) *Catholic Nuns *Chesnut, Mary Boykin *Child, Lydia Maria *Contraband Relief Assoc. *Contraband Women *Coppin, Fanny Jackson *Courtship and Marriage *Cumming, Kate *Cushman, Pauline *Davis, Rebecca Harding *Davis, Varina Howell *Diaries *Dickey, Sarah Ann *Dickinson, Anna *Dickinson, Emily *Dix, Dorothea *Doctors *Draft Riots *Edmonds, Sarah Emma *Edmondson, Belle *Education *Etheridge, Annie *Evans, Augusta Jane *Family Life *Fern, Fanny *Fort Sumter *Forten, Charlotte *Frémont, Jessie Benton *General Order No. 28 *Gettysburg, Battle of *Gibbons, Abby Hopper *Girlhood and Adolescence *Government Girls *Greenhow, Rose O'Neal *Guerrilla War *Gunboat Societies *Hale, Sarah Josepha *Hamilton, Gail *Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins *Haviland, Laura Smith *Hawks, Esther Hill *Hopkins, Juliet Opie *Hospital Ships *Howe, Julia Ward *Immigrant Women *Industrial Women *Invasion and Occupation *Jacobs, Harriet *Keckley, Elizabeth *Kemble, Fanny *Larcom, Lucy *LeConte, Emma *Lewis, Edmonia *Lincoln, Mary Todd *Literary Women *Livermore, Mary Ashton Rice *McCord, Louisa Cheves *Mexican-American Women *Military Women *Mitchell, Maria *Morgan, Sarah *Mormon Women *Mountain Charley *Native-American Women *Nurses *Patriotism *Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer *Pember, Phoebe Levy *Phillips, Eugenia Levy *Pleasant, Mary Ellen *Prostitutes *Ream, Vinnie *Refugees *Religion *Remond, Sarah Parker *Roswell Women *Sanitary Fairs *Secession *Sherman's March to the Sea *Slater, Sarah *Slavery and Emancipation *Soldiers' Aid Societies *Spies and Espionage *Stanton, Elizabeth Cady *Stowe, Harriet Beecher *Surratt, Mary *Swisshelm, Jane Grey *Taylor, Susie Baker King *Teachers of the Freedpeople *Tompkins, Sally *Treasury Girls *Truth, Sojourner *Tubman, Harriet *Turchin, Nadine Lvova *United States Christian Commission *United States Sanitary Commission *Van Lew, Elizabeth *Velazquez, Loreta Janeta *Vicksburg *Wakeman, Sarah Rosetta *Walker, Mary Edwards *Western Women *Woman's Central Association of Relief *Woman's National Loyal League *Women and Politics *Women's Rights Movement *Zakrzewska, Marie
"Beautifully illustrated... A pleasure to read and a reliable resource.... Magnificently produced in an over-sized format that showcases a wealth of excellent photographs and maps... Harper has done an extraordinary service for general readers and for more advanced researchers alike... A mandatory resource for high school and undergraduate libraries... Will appeal to both general readers and anyone researching the lives of women during the Civil War era. It is endlessly fascinating, and will remain a valuable resource for the foreseeable future." -"The Journal of Military History, Summer 2004 "[An] outstanding work... A unique work for scholars, students, Civil War buffs and reenactors, and general readers. The standard against which all future works will be measured. Highly recommended. All levels and collections." -"Choice, May 2004 "Unique... An important resource for mostlibraries... A necessary acquisition for public and academic libraries with collections on the Civil War, social movements such as abolition, and women's studies." -"Booklist/RBB, March 1, 2004 "The first to focus exclusively on women in this pivotal conflict... The readable entries include both illustrations and bibliographies... Recommended for larger public and academic libraries, particularly those with an interest in Civil War and women's studies, even when more general works are available." -"Library Journal, January 2004 "The effect of the Civil War on women's lives is explored in this methodical, expert, readable, reference source... Harper accounts for historical perspective and diversity of viewpoint on a particular person or group of women, and she delivers facts, folklore, andcontemporary thought with precision and clarity. This tool is essential for Civil War studies in middle schools and high schools ." -"VOYA, April 2004