Stepdaughters of History: Southern Women and the American Civil War

TitleStepdaughters of History: Southern Women and the American Civil War
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsClinton, Catherine
Number of Pages168
PublisherBaton Rouge Louisiana State University Press
CityBaton Rouge, LA

In Stepdaughters of History, noted scholar Catherine Clinton reflects on the roles of women as historical actors within the field of Civil War studies and examines the ways in which historians have redefined female wartime participation. Clinton contends that despite the recent attention, white and black women’s contributions remain shrouded in myth and sidelined in traditional historical narratives. Her work tackles some of these well-worn assumptions, dismantling prevailing attitudes that consign women to the footnotes of Civil War texts. [publisher]

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