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  • Amazing Women of the Civil War
    by Webb B. Garrison
    Paperback from Rutledge Hill Press

    American Grit: A Woman's Letters from the Ohio Frontier (Ohio River Valley Series)
    by Anna Briggs Bentley, Emily Foster, Rita Kohn
    from University Press of Kentucky
    ISBN: 0813122651

    The American Woman's Home by Catharine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe
    by Catharine Esther Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Nicole Tonkovich
    Paperback from Rutgers University Press

     

    Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy
    Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy
    by Seymour Reit, Patrick B. Whelan
    Book Description: In 1861, when war erupted between the States, President Lincoln made an impassioned plea for volunteers. Determined not to remain on the sidelines, Emma Edmonds cropped her hair, donned men’s clothing, and enlisted in the Union Army. Posing in turn as a slave, peddler, washerwoman, and fop, Emma became a cunning master of disguise, risking discovery and death at every turn behind Confederate lines. Reading level: Ages 9-12
    Paperback from Gulliver Books
     
    Behind the Scenes: Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House
    by Elizabeth Keckley, Frances Smith Foster
    Paperback from Univ of Illinois Pr (Trd)

    Belle Boyd in Camp and Prison
    by Belle Boyd, Sharon Kennedy-Nolle, Drew Gilpin Faust
    Paperback from Louisiana State University Press

    Brokenburn: The Journal of Kate Stone, 1861-1868 (Library of Southern Civilization)
    by John Q. Anderson, Kate Stone, Drew Gilpin Faust
    Paperback from Louisiana State University Press

    Civil War Women: Their Quilts ¥ Their Roles ¥ Activities for Re-Enactors
    by Barbara Brackman
    Paperback from C & T Pub

    Cynthia Ann Parker : The Life and Legend
    by Margaret Schmidt Hacker
    Paperback from Texas Western Press

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    Diary of a Union Lady, 1861-1865
    by Maria Lydig Daly, Harold Earl Hammond, Jean V. Berlin
    Paperback from Bison Bks Corp

     

    Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil War
    by Catherine Clinton, Nina Silber, James M. McPherson
    from Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 0195080343
     
    The Passion of Abby Hemenway: Memory, Spirit, and the Making of History
    by Deborah Pickman Clifford
    from Vermont Historical Society
    ISBN: 0934720479
     
    Sarah Morgan : The Civil War Diary Of A Southern Woman
    by Charles East
    from Touchstone Books
    ISBN: 0671785036
     
    They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the American Civil War (Conflicting Worlds)
    by Deanne Blanton, Lauren M. Cook
    from Louisiana State University Press
    ISBN: 0807128066
     
    Secret Missions of the Civil War: First-Hand Accounts by Men and Women Who Risked Their Lives in Underground Activities for the North and the South
    by Philip Van Doren Stern
    from Bonanza Books
    ISBN: 0517000024
     
    Girl in Blue
    by Ann Rinaldi
    A Novel. Reading level: Ages 9-12
    from Scholastic
    ISBN: 0439073367
     
    Love and Valor : Intimate Civil War Letters Between Captain Jacob and Emeline Ritner
    by Charles F. Larimer
    from Sigourney Press, Inc.
    ISBN: 0967386306
     
    Scarlett Doesn't Live Here Anymore: Southern Women in the Civil War Era
    by Laura F. Edwards
    from Univ of Illinois Pr (Trd)
    ISBN: 0252025687

    A Southern Girl in '61 : The War-time Memoirs of a Confederate Senator's Daughter, 1861-1865
    by Louise Wigfall Wright
    from Corner House Historical Publications
    ISBN: 0879281316
    Special Order
     

    Mary's World: Love, War, and Family Ties in Nineteenth-century Charleston
    Mary's World: Love, War, and Family Ties in Nineteenth-century Charleston
    by Richard N. Cote
    Book Description:
    Born to affluence and opportunity in the South's Golden Age, Mary Motte Alston Pringle (1803-1884) represented the epitome of Southern white womanhood. Her husband was a wealthy rice planter who owned four plantations and 337 slaves. Her thirteen children included two Harvard scholars, seven world travelers, a U.S. Navy war hero, six Confederate soldiers, one possible Union collaborator, a Confederate firebrand trapped in the North, an expatriate bon vivant in France, and two California pioneers. Mary's World illuminates in lavish detail the world and psyche of this wealthy, well-educated, well-intentioned woman and her family from the antebellum South. 
    During the Civil War, Mary and her husband, William, stood helpless as two sons were killed, another was driven insane, their slaves were freed, and the world as they knew it was swept away by a hurricane of social change. In her own words, Mary tells us about the joys, sorrows, frustrations, and terrors she and her family faced in nineteenth-century Charleston. This intimate, visceral biography was drawn directly from over 2,500 pages of Mary's handwritten letters, journals and diaries, none of which, she could have imagined, would ever be read by strangers. Therein lies their power. 

    Readers also learn about the vastly different lifestyles, food, clothing, and experiences of their slaves. Mary's World also pays special attention to Cretia Stewart, Mary's favorite servant, Cretia’s husband, Scipio, and their free descendants, some of whom worked for Mary’s grandchildren well into the twentieth century. How Mary, William, their children, and slaves lived before the Civil War, clung desperately to life in the eye of the maelstrom, and coped – or failed to cope -- with its bewildering aftermath is the story of this book. The letters and images they left behind offer priceless insights into the anguished roots of Southern social history. 
    from Corinthian Books
    ISBN: 1929175191

     

    Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War
    by Drew Gilpin Faust, FAUST DREW GILPIN
    Paperback from Vintage Books

     

    Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South
    by Catherine Fosl
    from Palgrave Macmillan
    ISBN: 0312294875
     
    Soldier Princess: The Life and Legend of Agnes Salm-Salm in North America, 1861-1867
    by David Coffey
    from Texas A&M University Press
    ISBN: 1585441686
     
    Mrs. Robert E. Lee : The Lady of Arlington
    by John Perry
    Listed under Robert E. Lee

    My Story of the War: A Woman's Narrative of Four Years Personal Experience As Nurse in the Union Army, and in Relief Work at Home, in Hospitals, Cam
    by Mary A. Livermore, Nina Silber
    Paperback from DaCapo Press

    A Rebel Wife in Texas: The Diary and Letters of Elizabeth Scott Neblett, 1852-1864
    by Elizabeth Scott Neblett, Erika L. Murr
    Hardcover from Louisiana State University Press

    A Vast Army of Women : Maine's Uncounted Forces in the American Civil War
    by Lynda L. Sudlow
    Listed under Civil War Maine

    The War the Women Lived: Female Voices from the Confederate South
    by Walter Sullivan
    Hardcover from J S Sanders & Co

     

    A Woman's Civil War: A Diary, With Reminiscences of the War, from March 1862
    A Woman's Civil War: A Diary, With Reminiscences of the War, from March 1862
    by Cornelia Peake McDonald, Minrose C. Gwin
    from Gramercy
    ISBN: 0517222140
     
    Women At Gettysburg
    Women At Gettysburg
    by Eileen Conklin
    from Thomas Publications
    ISBN: 1577470087
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    The Women's War in the South: Recollections and Reflections of the American Civil War
    by Charles G. Waugh, Martin H. Greenberg, Catherine Clinton, Katherine Clinton
    Paperback from Cumberland House

    Women in the Civil War : Warriors, Patriots, Nurses, and Spies
    (Perspectives on History)
    Phyllis Raybin Emert (Editor)
    Paperback
     
     

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