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The Women's FightThe Civil War's Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation$
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Thavolia Glymph

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781469653631

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653631.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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The Women's Fight
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Thavolia Glymph

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653631.003.0001

The introduction lays out the book’s focus on women’s fights across the divides of space, race, and class during the Civil War. The book does so by examining three “wars within wars”: the battlefield, the home front, and the slaves’ war. It pays particular attention to women’s political attitudes, which cannot just be understood as those of North vs. South, abolition vs. proslavery, free vs. enslaved. While the Civil War forced women to face new and unprecedented demands and challenges, they also faced those that were deeply familiar. The Civil War was a fight among and between women and with the men who sought to control how they could fight.

Keywords:   Civil War, Women, Space, Race, Class, Homefront, Battlefield, Slavery, “Wars within wars”

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