Battle Scars: Gender and Sexuality in the American Civil War
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Gordon, co-editor of Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and their Wives. In this new volume, they stretch the boundaries yet again, introducing us to new voices, new subjects, and new ways of looking at old topics. "No historians have done more to broaden our understanding of the Civil War than Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber. This is most assuredly another 'must read' for anyone seeking fresh and fascinating insight into the Civil War and its lasting aftermath."--Lesley J. Ayers, University of Virginia "Civil War historians are already in debt to Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber for their groundbreaking collection Divided Houses. Everyone interested in this central drama of American history should
Following in its wake, Battle Scars showcases insights from award-winning historians as well as emerging scholars. Examining the interplay among such phenomena as racial stereotypes, sexual violence, trauma, and notions of masculinity, Battle Scars represents the best new scholarship on men and women in the North and South and highlights how lives were transformed by this era of tumultuous change.. Over a decade ago, the publication of Divided Houses ushered in a new field of scholarship on gender and the Civil War. This volume depicts the ways in which gender, race, nationalism, religion, literary culture, sexual mores, and even epidemiology underwent radical transformations from when Americans went to war in 1861 through Reconstruction
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They co-edited Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil War (OUP, 1992).. Catherine Clinton is a historian and the author of many titles, including Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom. Nina Silber is Associate Professor of History at Boston University and the author, most recently, of Daughters of the Union: Northern Women Fight the Civil War