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Civil War Women, North And South

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Civil War Women, North And South is a captivating and enlightening collection of essays that delves into the experiences and contributions of women during the American Civil War. The authors provide a diverse and comprehensive view of the roles that women played on both sides of the conflict, highlighting their resilience, resourcefulness, and courage in the face of tremendous challenges.

The collection covers a wide range of topics, from the lives of women in the home front to their involvement in espionage, nursing, and even direct combat. The essays are well-researched and thoughtfully written, offering valuable insights into the ways in which women navigated the social and political landscapes of the Civil War era.

One of the strengths of this book is its focus on the diversity of women's experiences during this tumultuous period in American history. The authors highlight the stories of women from different backgrounds, races, and regions, shedding light on the complexities of their lives and the ways in which they shaped and were shaped by the war.

Overall, Civil War Women, North And South is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of the Civil War and the often overlooked contributions of women to this pivotal moment in American history. Through thoughtful analysis and engaging storytelling, the authors bring to life the stories of these remarkable women and offer a fresh perspective on this transformative period in American history.

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This recording comprises two narratives. One is by Cora Mitchel who in 1861 was a girl in her mid-teens. Her Unionist family escaped the Confederacy from their home in south Georgia to Rhode Island. This is her story written about 1916. The second narrative is by Charlotte St. Julien Ravenel of South Carolina, a contemporary journal written in the closing months of the civil war in 1865. - Summary by David Wales

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