Explore the history of women in the Civil War from their participation, impact, and perspective to customs, fashions, and past-times. Also contained in this section are stories of women who were directly involved in the war.
This diary by Judith Brockenbrough McGuire, edited by James I. Robertson, Jr., is among the first of such works published after the Civil War. Although McGuire's is one of the most-quoted memoirs by a Confederate woman, James I. Robertson's edition is the first to present vital details not given in the original text. His meticulous annotations furnish references for poems and quotations, supply the names of individuals whom McGuire identifies by their initials alone, and provide an in-depth account of McGuire's extraordinary life. Hardcover, 366 pages.
Offers selected excerpts and illustrations from period courting and etiquette guides and manuals. Includes features such as bundling, the language of flowers, courting on the front porch, and the customs of engagement and marriage from the colonial era in America to the early 20th century. By Alain George, 30 pages.
Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies' Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause, by Caroline E. Janney. Immediately after the Civil War, white women across the South organized to retrieve and rebury the remains of Confederate soldiers scattered throughout the region. In Virginia alone, these Ladies' Memorial Associations (LMAs) relocated and reinterred the remains of more than 72,000 soldiers, nearly 28 percent of the 260,000 Confederate soldiers who perished in the war.
Confederate Women, edited by Mauriel Phillips Joslyn. This anthology of ten historical essays focuses on women's roles during the Civil War. Using archival research and excerpts from real women's own letters and diaries, these essays reveal true stories of heroism. (176 pages, 9 x 6, Paperback)
Amazing Women of the Civil War: Fascinating True Stories of Women Who Made a Difference, by Webb Garrison. Fascinating true stories of some of the most interesting and influential personalities of the Civil War. Their heroic deeds and selfless acts ranged from caring for the wounded to fighting on the battlefields. Included are Harriet Tubman, Belle Boyd, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, and many others. (288 pages, 9 x 6, Paperback)
During America's most divisive war, both the Union and Confederacy took advantage of brave and courageous women willing to adventurously support their causes. These female spies of the Civil War participated in the world's second-oldest profession--spying--a profession perilous in the extreme. The tales of female spies are filled with suspense, bravery, treachery, and trickery. They took enormous risks and achieved remarkable results--changing the face of the war itself. By H. Donald Winkler. Paperback, 334 pages.
This book explores how Victorians viewed death and dying, describing the cultural and social changes that occurred as a result of the historical events of their time. This concise, informative work is ideal for students of the nineteenth century, Civil War enthusiasts, and anyone interested in Victorian era culture. By Bernadette Loeffel-Atkins. Paperback, 56 pages.
Recipient of the 1996 Jefferson Davis Award. Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War, by Drew Gilpin Faust. Drawing on eloquent primary sources, this work shows the upheval caused by the Civil War, the disintegration of slavery, and the disappearance of prewar prosperity in the lives of the Confederacy's elite women. (326 pages, 9.25 x 6, Paperback)