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The Women's Fight – The Civil War's Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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The Women's Fight: The Civil War's Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation

Thavolia Glymph


Historians of the Civil War often speak of "wars within a war"--the military fight, wartime struggles on the home front, and the political and moral battle to preserve the Union and end slavery. In this broadly conceived book, Thavolia Glymph provides a comprehensive new history of women's roles and lives in the Civil War--North and South, white and black, slave and free--showing how women were essentially and fully engaged in all three arenas. Glymph focuses on the ideas and ideologies that drove women's actions, allegiances, and politics. We encounter women as they stood their ground, moved ... More

Keywords: Civil War, Women, Home Front, Military, Politics, Race, Class, Gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469653631
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653631.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thavolia Glymph, author
Duke University