Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War: The Wives and Daughters of the Brunswick Boys

TitleNorthern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War: The Wives and Daughters of the Brunswick Boys
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
Authorsrajoppi, joanne
Number of Pages208
PublisherAmerican History Press
CityStaunton, Virginia
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Northern Women tells the story of the perseverance and stamina of women facing an altered world, many of whom were confronted by widowhood, burdened with returning soldiers addicted to alcoholism or drugs, or strained by the care of men suffering from post-traumatic stress. The story of the Hamilton family relates the legacy as well as the dreams and hopes that these women left their children in the context of a rapidly evolving America—the new Federal pension system, the westward migration, industrialization and the start of the modern business culture—all of which opened new careers for women leading to their eventual emancipation at the start of the twentieth century.

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