Battle Scars: Gender and Sexuality in the American Civil War by Catherine Clinton

By Catherine Clinton

Over a decade in the past, the e-book of Divided homes ushered in a brand new box of scholarship on gender and the Civil conflict. Following in its wake, conflict Scars showcases insights from award-winning historians in addition to rising students. This quantity depicts the ways that gender, race, nationalism, faith, literary tradition, sexual mores, or even epidemiology underwent radical changes from whilst americans went to struggle in 1861 via Reconstruction. interpreting the interaction between such phenomena as racial stereotypes, sexual violence, trauma, and notions of masculinity, conflict Scars represents the easiest new scholarship on women and men within the North and South and highlights how lives have been remodeled through this period of tumultuous switch.

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The Black Abolitionist Papers, vol. 5, The United States, 1859–1865 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press), 58–66. 5. Quotation from Benjamin Quarles, Black Abolitionists (New York: Oxford University Press, 1969), 228. 6. Quoted in Tilden G. Edelstein, Strange Enthusiasm: A Life of Thomas Wentworth Higginson (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1968), 162. 7. : Ayer, 1986). 8. See, for comparison, Kristin Hoganson, “Garrisonian Abolitionists and the Rhetoric of Gender, 1850–1860,” American Quarterly 45, 4 (December 1993): 558–595.

Also see Records of the Vigilence [sic] Committee, Special Collections, Boston Public Library. 28. Bearse, Reminiscences. For evidence of collaboration, see Record Book 2, January 17, 1855, BAMHL Records. 29. Untitled Document, p. 118, folder 1, BAMHL Records. 30. Book 1: Constitution; Book 4: Applicants for Admission; and Book 5: Names of Members, BAMHL Records. For an excellent starting point on CIVIL WAR DILEMMAS 39 Prince Hall freemasonry, see Peter P. Hinks, To Awaken My Afflicted Brethren: David Walker and the Problem of Antebellum Slave Resistance (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997), esp.

58 The war with the Union had ended, less than a year before the war with the Confederacy. CIVIL WAR DILEMMAS 35 This seemed to clarify the relationship between black militancy and the American state. And at the National Convention of Colored Men in Syracuse, New York, in October, John S. Rock took a step past the profound ambivalence that so often characterized black abolitionist views of the United States. ” But he also celebrated the new laws and concluded that “there are but two parties in the country today.

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