My Story of the War by Nina Silber
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My Story of the War
By Nina Silber

My Story of the War

The Civil War Memoirs of the Famous Nurse, Relief Organizer, and Suffragette

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By (author) Mary A. Livermore See other recent books by Mary A. Livermore
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My Story of the War by Nina Silber

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When secessionist chaos turned to bloodshed in 1861, Mary A. Livermore (18201905), editor, lecturer, and abolitionist, left her family and volunteered for the U. S. Sanitary Commission, becoming one of a handful of women to achieve national prominence and a position of leadership within the Commission. Her effortsfrom nursing wounded soldiers at the front to organizing the Sanitary Fairs that raised more than a million dollars for relief workearned the respect of Grant, Sherman, and Lincoln. My Story of the War presents Livermore's remarkable war experiences, including personal reminiscences of Grant, Lincoln, "Mother" Bickerdyke, and Dorothea Dix; and chronicles the vast and varied wartime activities of womentheir work as nurses, their agricultural labors, and even their military contributions. In a vivid, anecdotal style Livermore reveals the everyday operations of military hospitals while preserving the individual stories of healers, soldiers, patients, and refugees. Superbly designed, generous in its use of soldiers' letters, and supplemented by illustrations and histories of nearly fifty Union and Confederate regimental flags, My Story of the War appeals to a broad range of Civil War enthusiasts, but stands most firmly as an invaluable testament to women's power to carve out an impressive sphere of influence behind the lines and at the front.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306806582
ISBN-10: 0306806584
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 132mm x 44mm)
Pages: 710
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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Casts a spotlight on some of the overlooked and least understood participants in the American Civil War: the women of the North. This title traces the emergence of a sense of self and citizenship among the women left behind by Union soldiers. It offers an account, bolstered by women's own words from diaries and letters.

Battle Scars by Nina Silber Battle Scars, Paperback (March 2006)

Addresses how gender scholarship has changed interpretations of the Civil War. This collection examines the study of masculinity and war, expands understandings of sexuality and politics, and deals with issues of health, treason, religion, domesticity, and slavery as they affected Northern and Southern men and women during the Civil War era.

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