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By Judith Giesberg

ISBN-10: 080783307X

ISBN-13: 9780807833070

ISBN-10: 145878245X

ISBN-13: 9781458782458

Introducing readers to girls whose Civil battle studies have lengthy been neglected, Judith Giesberg examines the lives of working-class ladies within the North, for whom the house entrance used to be a battlefield of its own.

Black and white working-class ladies controlled farms that have been left and not using a male head of family, labored in munitions factories, made uniforms, and found and cared for injured or useless infantrymen. As they grew to become extra lively of their new roles, they turned obvious as political actors, writing letters, signing petitions, relocating (or refusing to maneuver) from their houses, and confronting civilian and armed forces officers.

At the guts of the booklet are tales of ladies who fought the draft in manhattan and Pennsylvania, protested segregated streetcars in San Francisco and Philadelphia, and demanded a residing salary within the needle trades and more secure stipulations on the Federal arsenals the place they worked. Giesberg demanding situations readers to consider ladies and youngsters who have been stuck up within the army clash yet still refused to develop into its collateral harm. She deals a dramatic reinterpretation of ways America's Civil struggle reshaped the lived event of race and gender and taken fast and lasting alterations to working-class relations life.

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