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The Resource The Civilian War : Confederate Women and Union Soldiers During Sherman's March, Lisa Tendrich Frank

The Civilian War : Confederate Women and Union Soldiers During Sherman's March, Lisa Tendrich Frank

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The Civilian War : Confederate Women and Union Soldiers During Sherman's March
Title
The Civilian War
Title remainder
Confederate Women and Union Soldiers During Sherman's March
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Tendrich Frank
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Language
eng
Summary
The Civilian War explores home front encounters between elite Confederate women and Union soldiers during Sherman's March, a campaign that put women at the center of a Union army operation for the first time. Ordered to crush the morale as well as the military infrastructure of the Confederacy, Sherman and his army increasingly targeted wealthy civilians in their progress through Georgia and the Carolinas. To drive home the full extent of northern domination over the South, Sherman's soldiers besieged the female domain - going into bedrooms and parlors, seizing correspondence and personal treasures - with the aim of insulting and humiliating upper-class southern women. These efforts blurred the distinction between home front and warfront, creating confrontations in the domestic sphere as a part of the war itself. Historian Lisa Tendrich Frank argues that ideas about women and their roles in war shaped the expectations of both Union soldiers and Confederate civilians. Sherman recognized that slaveholding Confederate women accepted the plunder of food and munitions as an inevitable part of the conflict, but they considered Union invasion of their private spaces an unforgivable and unreasonable transgression. These intrusions strengthened the resolve of many southern women to continue the fight against the Union and its most despised general. Seamlessly merging gender studies and military history, The Civilian War illuminates the distinction between the damage inflicted on the battlefield and the offenses that occured in the domestic realm during the Civil War. Ultimately, Frank's research demonstrates why many women in the Lower South remained steadfastly committed to the Confederate cause even when their prospects seemed most dim. -- from dust jacket
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Frank, Lisa Tendrich
Dewey number
973.7/1
Index
index present
LC call number
E476.69
LC item number
.F73 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Conflicting worlds: new dimensions of the American Civil War
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sherman, William T.
  • Sherman's March to the Sea
  • United States
  • United States
  • Sherman, William T.
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Sherman's March to the Sea (1864)
  • Social aspects
  • Women
  • United States
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The Civilian War : Confederate Women and Union Soldiers During Sherman's March, Lisa Tendrich Frank
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-230) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Sherman's march and southern women -- Becoming Confederates -- Punishing southern women -- Working for war -- Confronting the enemy -- Asserting Confederate womanhood -- Epilogue: shaming southern soldiers
Control code
894313641
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 237 pages
Isbn
9780807159965
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014043200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)894313641
Label
The Civilian War : Confederate Women and Union Soldiers During Sherman's March, Lisa Tendrich Frank
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Sherman's march and southern women -- Becoming Confederates -- Punishing southern women -- Working for war -- Confronting the enemy -- Asserting Confederate womanhood -- Epilogue: shaming southern soldiers
Control code
894313641
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 237 pages
Isbn
9780807159965
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014043200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)894313641

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