This collection addresses how gender scholarship has changed interpretations of the Civil War. The contributors examine the study of masculinity and war, expand understandings of sexuality and politics, and deal with issues of health, treason, religion, domesticity, and slavery as they affected Northern and Southern men and women during the Civil War era.
Readership: Civil war history, women's history, Southern history
Edited by Catherine Clinton, Affiliate, Gilder Lehrman Center, Yale University, and Nina Silber, Associate Professor of History, Boston University
"No historians have done more to broaden our understanding of the Civil War than Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber. 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. Everyone interested in this central drama of American history should be grateful." - Edward L. Ayers, University of Virginia