The Resource Gender and the sectional conflict, Nina Silber

Gender and the sectional conflict, Nina Silber

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Gender and the sectional conflict
Title
Gender and the sectional conflict
Statement of responsibility
Nina Silber
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In an insightful exploration of gender relations during the Civil War, Nina Silber compares broad ideological constructions of masculinity and femininity among Northerners and Southerners. She argues that attitudes about gender shaped the experiences of the Civil War's participants, including how soldiers and their female kin thought about their "causes" and obligations in wartime. Despite important similarities, says Silber, differing gender ideologies shaped the way each side viewed, participated in, and remembered the war. Silber finds that rhetoric on both sides connected soldiers' reasons for fighting to the women left at home. Consequently, although in different ways, women on both sides took up new roles to advance the wartime agenda. At the same time, both Northern and Southern women were accused of waning patriotism as the war dragged on, but their responses to such charges differed. Finally, noting that our postwar memories are often dominated by images of Southern belles, Silber considers why Northern women, despite their heroic contributions to the Union cause, have faded from Civil War memory. Silber's investigation offers a new understanding of how Unionists and Confederates perceived their reasons for fighting, of the new attitudes and experiences that women--black and white--on both sides took up, and of the very different ways that Northern and Southern women were remembered after the war ended"--Jacket
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Silber, Nina
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1075.5.U6
LC item number
S565 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Steven and Janice Brose lectures in the Civil War era
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Sex role
  • Women
  • Men
  • Patriotism
  • Frau
  • Sezessionskrieg <1861-1865>
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Men
  • Patriotism
  • Sex role
  • Social aspects
  • Social conditions
  • War
  • Women
  • Women
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Gender and the sectional conflict, Nina Silber
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [101]-114) and index
Contents
Gender and the "Cause" in the U.S. Civil War, Union and Confederate -- The Problem of Women's Patriotism, North and South -- Union and Confederate Women and the Memory of the Civil War
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxi, 117 p.
Isbn
9780807832448
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008017176
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)221141626
  • (OCoLC)ocn221141626
Label
Gender and the sectional conflict, Nina Silber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [101]-114) and index
Contents
Gender and the "Cause" in the U.S. Civil War, Union and Confederate -- The Problem of Women's Patriotism, North and South -- Union and Confederate Women and the Memory of the Civil War
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxi, 117 p.
Isbn
9780807832448
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008017176
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)221141626
  • (OCoLC)ocn221141626

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