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Women and the Civil War
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604130407
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-040-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 04/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 973
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 128

Summary

The Civil War brought enormous hardship and tragedy to America’s female population. Yet, it also provided women of all races and social classes with unprecedented opportunities to participate in civic, economic, and military activities that had previously been closed to them. Although officially banned from serving in combat by both the Union and Confederate governments, women played a vital role in each side’s war efforts. During the bloodiest conflict in U.S. history, some risked their lives as spies, scouts, and saboteurs, and in some instances, even disguised themselves as men to challenge their foes directly on the battlefield. Others produced and donated desperately needed supplies for the troops, or cared for ill and wounded soldiers. Those at home kept farms and businesses running while their male relations were off fighting. Women and the Civil War describes the important roles women filled while the Union and Confederate armies fought.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Chronology. Bibliography. Glossary. Further resources. Index.

About the Author(s)

Louise Chipley Slavicek received her master’s degree in history from the University of Connecticut. She is the author of numerous periodical articles and 20 other books for young people on historical topics, including Israel and The Great Wall of China, both for Chelsea House, and Women of the American Revolution.

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