By Catherine Clinton
Over a decade in the past, the ebook 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 ameliorations from while americans went to battle in 1861 via Reconstruction. studying the interaction between such phenomena as racial stereotypes, sexual violence, trauma, and notions of masculinity, conflict Scars represents the simplest new scholarship on women and men within the North and South and highlights how lives have been remodeled by means of this period of tumultuous switch.
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Additional resources for Battle Scars: Gender and Sexuality in the American Civil War
Boston’s abolitionists, white as well as black, expressed great skepticism about the potential of the United States for realizing their dreams of universal freedom and citizenship. Many white radicals were disunionists, seeking the secession of the free states, both in order to avoid compromising with slaveholders and to bring the border of freedom that much closer to Southern slaves. Some black radicals were emigrationists, who had more or less given up on the United States as a site of black freedom and instead sought it in Haiti, Liberia, or Canada.
Rock’s speech in Ripley, op. , Black Abolitionist Papers, 5:58. 27. On the Boston Anti-Man-Hunting League and the League of Massachusetts Freemen, see Bowditch Family Papers, and Boston Anti-Man-Hunting League Records (hereafter BAMHL), both at MHS. 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.
Ed. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1995) (originally published 1973), 260. 3. : Harvard University Press, 1997); Albert J. Von Frank, The Trials of Anthony Burns: Freedom and Slavery in Emerson’s Boston (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998); Benjamin Quarles, Allies for Freedom: Blacks and John Brown (New York: Oxford University Press, 1974). 4. Rock’s speech in C. , The Black Abolitionist Papers, vol. 5, The United States, 1859–1865 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press), 58–66.
Battle Scars: Gender and Sexuality in the American Civil War by Catherine Clinton