Busy Hands: Images of the Family in the Northern Civil War Effort by Patricia RichardBusy Hands: Images of the Family in the Northern Civil War Effort by Patricia Richard

Busy Hands: Images of the Family in the Northern Civil War Effort

byPatricia Richard

Hardcover | October 30, 2003

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Focusing on middle-class women's contributions to the northern Civil War effort, Patricia Richard shows how women utilized their power as moral agents to shape the way men survived the ravages of war. Busy Hands investigates the ways in which white and African American women used images of family and domestic life in their relief efforts to counter the effects of prostitution, gambling, profanity, and drinking, threatening men's postwar civilian fitness.

Drawing on letters, diaries, and memoirs of Civil War nurses, sanitary workers, soldiers, and the soldiers' aid societies, Richard develops a new perspective on domestic influence on the war, as women sought to save soldiers from the dangers of the military world.

Patricia Richard is Assistant Professor of History at Metropolitan State College of Denver.
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Title:Busy Hands: Images of the Family in the Northern Civil War EffortFormat:HardcoverDimensions:335 pagesPublished:October 30, 2003Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823223000

ISBN - 13:9780823223008

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