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Trials and triumphs : women of the American Civil War, Marilyn Mayer Culpepper

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Trials and triumphs : women of the American Civil War
Title
Trials and triumphs
Title remainder
women of the American Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Marilyn Mayer Culpepper
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Military, political, and economic aspects of the American Civil War have been minutely examined and re-examined in thousands of published volumes. Relatively little, however, has been written about the courageous women who endured loneliness and upheaval on the home front or who ventured to the sites of combat to witness the horrors of war first hand. In Trials and Triumphs Marilyn Mayer Culpepper provides incomparable insights into women's lives during America's Civil War era. Her respect for these nineteenth-century women and their experiences, as well as her engaging and intimate style, enable Culpepper to transport readers into a tumultuous time of death, destruction, and privation--into a world turned upside down, an environment that seemed as strange to contemporaries as it does in our own time. Culpepper has uncovered forgotten images of America's bloodiest conflict contained in the diaries and correspondence of more than 500 women. Trials and Triumphs reveals the anxiety, hardship, turmoil, and tragedy that women endured during the war years. It reveals the fierce loyalty and enmity that nearly severed the Union, the horror of enemy occupation, and even the desperate austerity of an itinerant refugee life. Just as the Civil War influenced culture and government, it shaped the attitudes of a new breed of pioneering woman. As the war progressed, either by choice or by default, men turned over more and more responsibility to women on the home front. As a result, women began to break free from the "cult of domesticity" to expand career opportunities by managing farms and plantations, by going to work in offices, stores, and in large businesses; they managed fairs that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for soldiers' relief; they worked as teachers and as health-care providers. By war's end, women on both sides of the conflict proved to themselves and to a nearly shattered nation that the appellation "weaker sex" was a misnomer
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Culpepper, Marilyn Mayer
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Women
  • United States
  • American Civil War
  • History, 19th Century
  • Women
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Trials and triumphs : women of the American Civil War, Marilyn Mayer Culpepper
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-427)
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24373832
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 427 pages
Isbn
9780870132964
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91052579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1424457
Label
Trials and triumphs : women of the American Civil War, Marilyn Mayer Culpepper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-427)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24373832
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 427 pages
Isbn
9780870132964
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91052579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1424457

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