Battle Scars: Gender and Sexuality in the American Civil War

Paperback | March 31, 2006

EditorCatherine Clinton, Nina Silber

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Over a decade ago, the publication of Divided Houses ushered in a new field of scholarship on gender and the Civil War. Following in its wake, Battle Scars showcases insights from award-winning historians as well as emerging scholars. This volume depicts the ways in which gender, race,nationalism, religion, literary culture, sexual mores, and even epidemiology underwent radical transformations from when Americans went to war in 1861 through Reconstruction. Examining the interplay among such phenomena as racial stereotypes, sexual violence, trauma, and notions of masculinity,Battle Scars represents the best new scholarship on men and women in the North and South and highlights how lives were transformed by this era of tumultuous change.

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Over a decade ago, the publication of Divided Houses ushered in a new field of scholarship on gender and the Civil War. Following in its wake, Battle Scars showcases insights from award-winning historians as well as emerging scholars. This volume depicts the ways in which gender, race,nationalism, religion, literary culture, sexual mo...

Catherine Clinton is a historian and the author of many titles, including Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom. Nina Silber is Associate Professor of History at Boston University and the author, most recently, of Daughters of the Union: Northern Women Fight the Civil War. They co-edited Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil War (OUP, 1...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 5.98 × 9.02 × 0.71 inPublished:March 31, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195174445

ISBN - 13:9780195174441

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"Civil War historians are already in debt to Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber for their groundbreaking collection Divided Houses. This is most assuredly another 'must read' for anyone seeking fresh and fascinating insight into the Civil War and its lasting aftermath."--Lesley J. Gordon,co-editor of Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and their Wives