Divided Houses by Catherine Clinton
Gender and the Civil War

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A collection of essays on gender in 19th-century USA, which explores specifically all major aspects of women's roles in the American Civil War.

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Catherine Clinton is the author of "Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom" and "Fanny Kemble's Civil Wars". Educated at Harvard, Sussex, and Princeton, she is a member of the advisory committee to the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, and holds a chair in U.S. history at Queen's University Belfast. Nina Silber is associate professor of history at Boston University. She is coeditor of "Yankee Correspondence: Civil War Letters Between New England Soldiers and the Homefront".
Published December 17, 1992 by Oxford University Press. 448 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, War, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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The oft-discussed ``separate sphere'' of women in that period is shown to have been a ``privilege'' only of upper-class white women, and a close reading of Harriet Beecher Stowe's portrait of Sojourner Truth explains how Stowe's view of Truth as a regal and noble character, even while portraying ...

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