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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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Enslaved Women

Enslaved Women

Making War on Antislavery Ground

(p.87) Chapter Tree Enslaved Women
The Women's Fight

Thavolia Glymph

University of North Carolina Press

Black women fought for their freedom and the Union by supporting Black men in the Union Army, laboring for the Federal Government and Union Army, and transforming plantations into sites of resistance. The Civil War slowly enlarged the space for the slaves’ war and transformed the terms of the bargains they had been called to make. Enslaved women’s actions transformed the meaning of “women in the Civil War” from one which primarily referred to white women to one that included Black women as well. Their actions also transformed the gender and racial dynamics of the war.

Keywords:   Black women, Union Army, Resistance, Plantation, Civil War, Slave, Gender, Race

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