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Battle Scars: Gender and Sexuality in the American Civil War by Catherine Clinton

By Catherine Clinton

Over a decade in the past, the booklet of Divided homes ushered in a brand new box of scholarship on gender and the Civil battle. Following in its wake, conflict Scars showcases insights from award-winning historians in addition to rising students. This quantity depicts the ways that gender, race, nationalism, faith, literary tradition, sexual mores, or even epidemiology underwent radical alterations from while american citizens went to battle in 1861 via Reconstruction. studying the interaction between such phenomena as racial stereotypes, sexual violence, trauma, and notions of masculinity, conflict Scars represents the easiest new scholarship on women and men within the North and South and highlights how lives have been reworked by means of this period of tumultuous switch.

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See LeeAnn Whites, The Civil War as a Crisis in Gender: Augusta, Georgia, 1860–1890 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1995). 9. Works looking at Southern men’s Civil War experiences and identities include Stephen Berry, All That Makes a Man: Love and Ambition in the Civil War South (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003); Jim Cullen, “‘I’s a Man Now’: Gender and African American Men,” in Clinton and Silber, Divided Houses, 76–91. 10. S. : Harvard University Press, 2005). 11. For more on black and working-class women as nurses see Jane Schultz, “Seldom Thanked, Never Praised, and Scarcely Recognized: Gender and Racism in Civil War Hospitals,” Civil War History 48, 3 (2002): 220–236.

Foner and George E. Walker, 96–107. 13. Austin Bearse, Reminiscences of Fugitive-Slave Law Days in Boston (Boston: Warren Richardson, 1880); the (possibly overdramatized) account of Hayden’s actions is in Nina Moore Tiffany, “Stories of the Fugitive Slaves I: The Escape of William and Ellen Craft,” New England Magazine 7, 5 (January 1890): 524–531; Collison, Shadrach Minkins; Von Frank, Trials of Anthony Burns; Quarles, Allies for Freedom. 14. As Kristin Hoganson suggests, abolitionist men, no less than other Northern men, had come to value “responsibility, regularity, [and] self-control” as essential qualities.

Convention of the Colored Citizens of Massachusetts,” reprinted in Proceedings of the Black State Conventions, 1840–1865, vol. 2 (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1980), edited by Philip S. Foner and George E. Walker, 96–107. 13. Austin Bearse, Reminiscences of Fugitive-Slave Law Days in Boston (Boston: Warren Richardson, 1880); the (possibly overdramatized) account of Hayden’s actions is in Nina Moore Tiffany, “Stories of the Fugitive Slaves I: The Escape of William and Ellen Craft,” New England Magazine 7, 5 (January 1890): 524–531; Collison, Shadrach Minkins; Von Frank, Trials of Anthony Burns; Quarles, Allies for Freedom.

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