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 struggle. 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 variations from whilst american citizens went to conflict in 1861 via Reconstruction. reading 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 reworked by way of this period of tumultuous switch.

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Horton, Black Bostonians: Family Life and Community Struggle in the Antebellum North, rev. ed. (New York: Holmes and Meier, 1999) (originally published 1979), and George A. Levesque, Black Boston: African American Life and Culture in Urban America, 1750–1860 (New York: Garland, 1994). 17. On the Massasoit Guards: Robert Morris Papers, “Massasoit Guards” folder, Boston Athenaeum; on the Shaw Guards: Weekly Anglo-African, November 26, 1864, p. 1, c. 6. The background of the local movement to 1855 is analyzed in Hal Goldman, “Black Citizenship and Military Self-Presentation in Antebellum Massachusetts,” Historical Journal of Massachusetts 25 (winter 1997): 19–45.

Weekly Anglo-African, July 16, 1864, p. 1, cs. 5–6. 59. Rock’s speech at Syracuse, October 6, 1864, in Ripley, op. , Black Abolitionist Papers, 5:304–306. 60. Hayden speech in An Account of the Labors of the Ladies’ Charitable Association of Boston, In Recognition of, an Homage to, the Declaration of Independence (Boston, 1876), 11. It should come as no surprise that Hayden was citing Nell, Colored Patriots of the American Revolution. 3 “OH, I PASS EVERYWHERE” Catholic Nuns in the Gulf South during the Civil War Virginia Gould On April 8, 1863, Marie Hyacinth LeConnait, the mother superior of the Daughters of the Cross in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, wrote to her mother and father in Plounez, France.

See LeeAnn Whites, The Civil War as a Crisis in Gender: Augusta, Georgia, 1860–1890 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1995). 9. Works looking at Southern men’s Civil War experiences and identities include Stephen Berry, All That Makes a Man: Love and Ambition in the Civil War South (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003); Jim Cullen, “‘I’s a Man Now’: Gender and African American Men,” in Clinton and Silber, Divided Houses, 76–91. 10. S. : Harvard University Press, 2005). 11. For more on black and working-class women as nurses see Jane Schultz, “Seldom Thanked, Never Praised, and Scarcely Recognized: Gender and Racism in Civil War Hospitals,” Civil War History 48, 3 (2002): 220–236.

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