The Resource Women at the front: : hospital workers in Civil War America, Jane E. Schultz, (ebook)

Women at the front: : hospital workers in Civil War America, Jane E. Schultz, (ebook)

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Women at the front: : hospital workers in Civil War America
Title
Women at the front:
Title remainder
hospital workers in Civil War America
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Jane E. Schultz
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Language
eng
Summary
As many as 20,000 women worked in Union and Confederate hospitals during America's bloodiest war. Black and white, and from various social classes, these women served as nurses, administrators, matrons, seamstresses, cooks, laundresses, and custodial workers. Jane E. Schultz provides the first full history of these female relief workers, showing how the domestic and military arenas merged in Civil War America, blurring the line between homefront and battlefront.Schultz uses government records, private manuscripts, and published sources by and about women hospital workers, some of whom are familiar--such as Dorothea Dix, Clara Barton, Louisa May Alcott, and Sojourner Truth--but most of whom are not well-known. Examining the lives and legacies of these women, Schultz considers who they were, how they became involved in wartime hospital work, how they adjusted to it, and how they challenged it. She demonstrates that class, race, and gender roles linked female workers with soldiers, both black and white, but became sites of conflict between the women and doctors and even among themselves.Schultz also explores the women's postwar lives--their professional and domestic choices, their pursuit of pensions, and their memorials to the war in published narratives. Surprisingly few parlayed their war experience into postwar medical work, and their extremely varied postwar experiences, Schultz argues, defy any simple narrative of pre-professionalism, triumphalism, or conciliation. As many as 20,000 women worked in Union and Confederate hospitals during America's bloodiest war. Black and white, and from various social classes, these women served as nurses, administrators, matrons, seamstresses, cooks, laundresses, and custodial workers. Jane Schultz provides the first full history of these female relief workers, showing how the domestic and military arenas merged in Civil War America, blurring the line between homefront and battlefront. Examining the lives and legacies of Dorothea Dix, Clara Barton, Susie King Taylor, and others, Schultz demonstrates that class, race, and gender roles linked female workers with soldiers, both black and white. These same factors also stoked conflict between the hospital women and doctors and even among the women themselves
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Midwest
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Schultz, Jane E
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973.7/76/082
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Civil War America
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  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Women
  • Women
  • Hospitals
  • Hospitals
  • Military nursing
  • Military nursing
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adult
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Women at the front: : hospital workers in Civil War America, Jane E. Schultz, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780807864159
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11711326
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remote
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11711326
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MWT11711326
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Women at the front: : hospital workers in Civil War America, Jane E. Schultz, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807864159
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11711326
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11711326
System control number
MWT11711326
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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