Women at the Front
Hospital Workers in Civil War America New edition
By (author) Jane E. Schultz
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Women at the Front by Jane E. Schultz
Book DescriptionAs many as 20,000 women worked in Union and Confederate hospitals during America's bloodiest war. Black and white, and from various social classes, these women served as nurses, administrators, matrons, seamstresses, cooks, laundresses, and custodial workers. Jane Schultz provides the first full history of these female relief workers and shows how the domestic and military arenas merged in Civil War America, blurring the line between homefront and battle-front. Examining the lives and legacies of Dorothea Dix, Clara Barton, Susie King Taylor, and others, Schultz demonstrates that class, race, and gender roles linked female workers with soldiers, both black and white. Those same features also stoked conflict between the hospital women and doctors and even among the women themselves.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780807858196
(229mm x 146mm x 22mm)
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Jane E. Schultz
JANE E. SCHULTZ is professor of English, American studies, and women's studies at Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis.
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