New PDF release: Women During the Civil War: An Encyclopedia

By Judith E. Harper

ISBN-10: 0203941314

ISBN-13: 9780203941317

ISBN-10: 041593723X

ISBN-13: 9780415937238

ISBN-10: 0415955742

ISBN-13: 9780415955744

For additional info, together with an entire record of entries, a beneficiant number of pattern entries, and extra, stopover at the ladies in the course of the Civil struggle website.Women in the course of the Civil warfare: An Encyclopedia is the 1st A-Z reference paintings to supply a breathtaking presentation of the contributions, achievements, and private tales of yankee ladies in the course of some of the most turbulent eras of the nation's heritage. Incorporating the latest scholarship in addition to excerpts from diaries, letters, newspapers, and different basic resource records, this Encyclopedia encompasses the wartime reports of recognized and lesser-known ladies of all ethnic teams and social backgrounds during the usa through the Civil warfare period.

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When the book’s publisher asked her to write a book for children in 1867, she had only consented because of her shaky family finances. Little Men, Jo’s Boys, and five other books for children followed, proving the popularity of books displaying strong, creative girls who grow up to have interests aside from securing a husband. Alcott also published two novels for adults in the 1870s, Work: A Story of Experience and A Modern Mephistopheles. Yet she needed to keep publishing to maintain her entire family in comfort.

As a young woman in the 1850s,Alcott was determined to become the family breadwinner. Though her father was well known, he had never shown much interest in keeping his family out of poverty. At various times, Alcott was a teacher, governess, domestic servant, seamstress, and laundress (Moyle 1985, 225). Although informed by a prominent Boston publisher that she could not write, she vowed that she would succeed as a writer. In 1854, her first book, Flower Fables, was published. For the remainder of the decade, she struggled to make time for writing and managed to publish stories and verse in a variety of newspapers and magazines.

When Union troops guarding the prisoners decided that they had endured enough of the din and chaos, they ordered the mob to move back and to stop waving their handkerchiefs (Huber 1962, 50). Not only did the women refuse to budge, the command seemed to encourage even more resistance. Women mocked and insulted Union soldiers as powerfully as they had before the order was given. Not until Brigadier General James Bowen called in reinforcements did the crowd begin to disperse. Union soldiers moved toward the mob armed with bayonets.

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