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Women and the American Civil War (December 2015): Works Cited

by Elizabeth A. Novara

Works Cited

Attie, Jeanie.  Patriotic Toil: Northern Women and the American Civil War.  Cornell, 1998.

Bacot, Ada W.  A Confederate Nurse: The Diary of Ada W. Bacot, 1860–1863, ed. by Jean V. Berlin.  South Carolina, 1994.

Bailey, Candace.  Music and the Southern Belle: From Accomplished Lady to Confederate Composer.  Illinois, 2010.

Battle Scars: Gender and Sexuality in the American Civil War, ed. by Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber.  Oxford, 2006.

Bercaw, Nancy.  Gendered Freedoms: Race, Rights, and the Politics of Household in the Delta, 1861–1875.  University Press of Florida, 2003.

Berkin, Carol.  Civil War Wives: The Lives and Times of Angelina Grimké Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant.  Knopf, 2009.

Blackman, Ann.  Wild Rose: Rose O’Neale Greenhow, Civil War Spy.  Random House, 2005.

Blanton, DeAnne, and Lauren M. Cook.  They Fought like Demons: Women Soldiers in the American Civil War.  Louisiana State, 2002.

Bond, Priscilla.  A Maryland Bride in the Deep South: The Civil War Diary of Priscilla Bond, ed. and introd. by Kimberly Harrison.  Louisiana State, 2006.

Buck, Lucy Rebecca.  Shadows on My Heart: The Civil War Diary of Lucy Rebecca Buck of Virginia, ed. by Elizabeth R. Baer.  Georgia, 1997.

Bynum, Victoria E.  The Long Shadow of the Civil War: Southern Dissent and Its Legacies.  North Carolina, 2010.

____.  Unruly Women: The Politics of Social and Sexual Control in the Old South.  North Carolina, 1992.

Camp, Stephanie M. H.  Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South.  North Carolina, 2004.

Campbell, Jacqueline Glass.  When Sherman Marched North from the Sea: Resistance on the Confederate Home Front.  North Carolina, 2003.

Civil War: People and Perspectives, ed. by Lisa Tendrich Frank.  ABC-CLIO, 2009.

Civil War America: A Social and Cultural History, ed. by Maggi M. Morehouse and Zoe Trodd.  Routledge, 2013.

Clinton, Catherine.  Public Women and the Confederacy.  Marquette University, 1999.

____.  Tara Revisited: Women, War & the Plantation Legend.  Abbeville Press, 1995.

The Confederate Experience Reader: Selected Documents and Essays, ed. by John D. Fowler.  Routledge, 2008.

Creighton, Margaret S.  The Colors of Courage: Gettysburg’s Forgotten History: Immigrants, Women, and African Americans in the Civil War’s Defining Battle.  Basic Books, 2005.

Culpepper, Marilyn Mayer.  Trials and Triumphs: The Women of the American Civil War.  Michigan State, 1991.

Davis, Emilie Frances.  Emilie Davis’s Civil War: The Diaries of a Free Black Woman in Philadelphia, 1863–1865, ed. by Judith Ann Giesberg; transcribed and annot. by the Memorial Days Project Editorial Team.  Pennsylvania State, 2014.

Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil War, ed. by Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber.  Oxford, 1992.

Downs, Jim.  Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction.  Oxford, 2012.

Dulany, Ida Powell.  In the Shadow of the Enemy: The Civil War Journal of Ida Powell Dulany, ed. by Mary L. Mackall, Stevan F. Meserve, and Anne Mackall Sasscer.  Tennessee, 2009.

Eaton, Harriet.  This Birth Place of Souls: The Civil War Nursing Diary of Harriet Eaton, ed. and introd. by Jane E. Schultz.  Oxford, 2011.

Edwards, Laura F.  Scarlett Doesn’t Live Here Anymore: Southern Women in the Civil War Era.  Illinois, 2000.

Elmore, Grace Brown.  A Heritage of Woe: The Civil War Diary of Grace Brown Elmore, 1861–1868, ed. by Marli F. Weiner.  Georgia, 1997.

An Encyclopedia of American Women at War: From the Home Front to the Battlefields, ed. by Lisa Tendrich Frank.  2 vols. ABC-CLIO, 2013.

Faulkner, Carol.  “How Did White Women Aid Former Slaves during and after the Civil War?”  In Kathryn Kish Sklar and Thomas Dublin, eds., Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600–2000.  Alexander Street Press, 1997–2015. 

Faust, Drew Gilpin.  Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War.  North Carolina, 1996.

Forbes, Ella.  African American Women during the Civil War.  Garland, 1998.

Fox, Tryphena Blanche Holder.  A Northern Woman in the Plantation South: Letters of Tryphena Blanche Holder Fox, 1856–1876, ed. by Wilma King.  South Carolina, 1993.

Frank, Lisa Tendrich.  The Civilian War: Confederate Women and Union Soldiers during Sherman’s March.  Louisiana State, 2015.

Frankel, Noralee.  Freedom’s Women: Black Women and Families in Civil War Era Mississippi.  Indiana, 1999.

Gardner, Sarah E.  Blood & Irony: Southern White Women’s Narratives of the Civil War, 1861–1937.  North Carolina, 2003.

Giesberg, Judith.  Army at Home: Women and the Civil War on the Northern Home Front.  North Carolina, 2009.

____.  Civil War Sisterhood: The U.S. Sanitary Commission and Women’s Politics in Transition.  Northeastern University, 2000.

____.  “Women.”  A Companion to the U.S. Civil War, v. 2, ed. by Aaron Sheehan-Dean.  Wiley Blackwell, 2014.  779–94.

Glymph, Thavolia.  “The Civil War Era.”  A Companion to American Women’s History, ed. by Nancy Hewitt.  Blackwell, 2005.  165–92.

____.  Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household.  Cambridge, 2008.

Harrison, Kimberly.  The Rhetoric of Rebel Women: Civil War Diaries and Confederate Persuasion.  Southern Illinois, 2013.

Hilde, Libra R.  Worth a Dozen Men: Women and Nursing in the Civil War South.  Virginia, 2012.

Humphreys, Margaret.  Marrow of Tragedy: The Health Crisis of the American Civil War.  Johns Hopkins, 2013.

Hunter, Tera W.  To ‘Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women’s Lives and Labors after the Civil War.  Harvard, 1997.

Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives, ed. by Carol K. Bleser and Lesley J. Gordon.  Oxford, 2001.

Jabour, Anya.  Scarlett’s Sisters: Young Women in the Old South.  North Carolina, 2007.

Johnston, Carolyn Ross.  Cherokee Women in Crisis: Trail of Tears, Civil War, and Allotment, 1838–1907.  Alabama, 2003.

Jones, Jacqueline.  Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work, and the Family, from Slavery to the Present.  Basic Books, 1985 (CH, Sep’85).

Jones, Martha S.  All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830–1900.  North Carolina, 2007.

Lamphier, Peg A.  Kate Chase and William Sprague: Politics and Gender in a Civil War Marriage.  Nebraska, 2003.

Lee, Elizabeth Blair.  Wartime Washington: The Civil War Letters of Elizabeth Blair Lee, ed. by Virginia Jeans Laas.  Illinois, 1991.

Leonard, Elizabeth D.  All the Daring of the Soldier: Women of the Civil War Armies.  W.W. Norton & Company, 1999.

____.  Yankee Women: Gender Battles in the Civil War.  W.W. Norton & Company, 1994.

Maher, Mary Denis.  To Bind Up the Wounds: Catholic Sister Nurses in the U.S. Civil War.  Louisiana State, 1999.  Orig. pub. Greenwood, 1989.

Marten, James.  Children and Youth during the Civil War Era.  New York University, 2012.

Massey, Mary Elizabeth.  Bonnet Brigades: American Women in the Civil War.  Nebraska, 1966 (CH, Jun’67).

McCurry, Stephanie.  Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South.  Harvard, 2010.

McDevitt, Theresa.  Women and the American Civil War: An Annotated Bibliography.  Praeger, 2003.

McDonald, Cornelia Peake.  A Woman’s Civil War: A Diary, with Reminiscences of the War, from March 1862, ed. and introd. by Minrose Gwin.  Wisconsin, 1992.

Occupied Women: Gender, Military Occupation, and the American Civil War, ed. by LeeAnn Whites and Alecia P. Long.  Louisiana State, 2009.

Ott, Victoria E.  Confederate Daughters: Coming of Age during the Civil War.  Southern Illinois, 2008.

Peter, Frances Dallam.  A Union Woman in Civil War Kentucky: The Diary of Frances Peter, ed. by John David Smith and William Cooper Jr.  University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

Rable, George C.  Civil Wars: Women and the Crisis of Southern Nationalism.  Illinois, 1989.

Revels, Tracy J.  Grander in Her Daughters: Florida’s Women during the Civil War.  South Carolina, 2004.

Richard, Patricia L.  Busy Hands: Images of Family in the Northern Civil War Effort.  Fordham, 2003.

Roberts, Giselle.  The Confederate Belle.  Missouri, 2003.

Schultz, Jane E.  Women at the Front: Hospital Workers in Civil War America.  North Carolina, 2004.

Schwalm, Leslie A.  A Hard Fight for We: Women’s Transition from Slavery to Freedom in South Carolina.  Illinois, 1997.

Scott, Anne Firor.  Natural Allies: Women’s Associations in American History.  Illinois, 1991.

____.  The Southern Lady: From Pedestal to Politics, 1830–1930.  Chicago, 1970 (CH, Mar’71).

Silber, Nina.  Daughters of the Union: Northern Women Fight the Civil War.  Harvard, 2005.

____.  Gender and the Sectional Conflict.  North Carolina, 2008.

Sizer, Lyde Cullen.  “Mapping the Spaces of Women’s Civil War History.”  Journal of the Civil War Era 1.4 (December 2011): 536–48.

____.  The Political Work of Northern Women Writers and the Civil War, 1850–1872.  North Carolina, 2000.

Talley, Sharon.  Southern Women Novelists and the Civil War: Trauma and Collective Memory in the American Literary Tradition since 1861.  Tennessee, 2014.

Underwood, Josie.  Josie Underwood’s Civil War Diary, ed. by Nancy Disher Baird.  University Press of Kentucky, 2009.

Varon, Elizabeth R.  Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, a Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy.  Oxford, 2003.

Venet, Wendy Hamand.  Neither Ballots nor Bullets: Women Abolitionists and the Civil War.  University Press of Virginia, 1991.

Vermilion, William, and Mary Vermilion.  Love amid the Turmoil: The Civil War Letters of William and Mary Vermilion, ed. by Donald C. Elder III.  Iowa, 2003.

Wanted—Correspondence: Women’s Letters to a Union Soldier, ed. by Nancy L. Rhoades and Lucy E. Bailey.  Ohio, 2009.

The War Was You and Me: Civilians in the American Civil War, ed. by Joan E. Cashin.  Princeton, 2002.

We Are Your Sisters: Black Women in the Nineteenth Century, ed. by Dorothy Sterling.  W.W. Norton, 1984.

Weiner, Marli F.  Mistresses and Slaves: Plantation Women in South Carolina, 1830–1880.  Illinois, 1997.

Whitehead, Karsonya Wise.  Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis.  South Carolina, 2014.

Whites, LeeAnn.  Gender Matters: Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Making of the New South.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Williams, Nannie Haskins.  The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams: A Southern Woman’s Story of Rebellion and Reconstruction, 1863–1890, ed. by Minoa D. Uffelman et al.  Tennessee, 2014 (CH, Jan’15, 52-2759).

A Woman’s War: Southern Women, Civil War, and the Confederate Legacy, ed. by Edward D. C. Campbell Jr. and Kym S. Rice; essays by Joan E. Cashin et al.  Museum of the Confederacy, 1996.

Women during the Civil War: An Encyclopedia, ed. by Judith E. Harper.  Routledge, 2004.

Women in the American Civil War, ed. by Lisa Tendrich Frank.  2v.  ABC-CLIO, 2008.

Women of the Civil War South: Personal Accounts from Diaries, Letters, and Postwar Reminiscences, comp. by Marilyn Mayer Culpepper.  McFarland & Co., 2004.

Wood, Kristen E.  Masterful Women: Slaveholding Widows from the American Revolution through the Civil War.  North Carolina, 2004.

Young, Elizabeth.  Disarming the Nation: Women’s Writing and the American Civil War.  Chicago, 1999.



Civil War History.  Kent State, 1955–.

Journal of the Civil War Era.  North Carolina and the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at Pennsylvania State, 2011– .

Journal of Women’s History.  Johns Hopkins, 1989–.

Website and Subscription Databases

Memorable Days: The Emilie Davis Diaries, Villanova University Falvey Memorial Library

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600–2000  (Primarily available via subscription through Alexander Street Press)