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

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

Label
Women at the front : hospital workers in Civil War America
Title
Women at the front
Title remainder
hospital workers in Civil War America
Statement of responsibility
Jane E. Schultz
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As many as 20,000 women worked in Union and Confederate hospitals during the Civil 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, Harriet Tubman, 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 also 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."--Jacket
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schultz, Jane E
Dewey number
973.7/76/082
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E621
LC item number
.S35 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2004 I-187
  • WY 11 AA1
NLM item number
S387w 2004
Series statement
Civil War America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Women
  • Women
  • Hospitals
  • Hospitals
  • Military nursing
  • Military nursing
Label
Women at the front : hospital workers in Civil War America, Jane E. Schultz
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Women at the front -- Getting to the hospital -- Adjusting to hospital life -- Coming into their own -- After the war -- Pensioning women -- Memory and the triumphal narrative
Control code
ocm53483700
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 360 pages
Isbn
9780807828670
Lccn
2003024944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)53483700
Label
Women at the front : hospital workers in Civil War America, Jane E. Schultz
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Women at the front -- Getting to the hospital -- Adjusting to hospital life -- Coming into their own -- After the war -- Pensioning women -- Memory and the triumphal narrative
Control code
ocm53483700
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 360 pages
Isbn
9780807828670
Lccn
2003024944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)53483700

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