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The Gendered Geography Of War: Confederate Women As Camp Followers, Rachael L. Ryen Nov 2011

The Gendered Geography Of War: Confederate Women As Camp Followers, Rachael L. Ryen

Master's Theses and Project Reports

The American Civil War is often framed as exclusively masculine, consisting of soldiers, god-like generals, and battle; a sphere where women simply did not enter or coexist. This perception is largely due to the mobilization of approximately six million men, coupled with the Victorian era which did not permit women to engage in the public sphere. Women are given their place however, but it is more narrowly defined as home front assistance. Even as women transitioned from passive receivers to active participants, their efforts rarely defied gender norms. This thesis looks at Confederate female camp followers who appeared to defy ...


Kiss The War Good-Bye, Hello Return To Normalcy, Marisa Francesca Benfanti Mar 2011

Kiss The War Good-Bye, Hello Return To Normalcy, Marisa Francesca Benfanti

Communication Studies

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