Part I. Southern Women -- Home and War: "Domestic Sanctuaries" on the Run -- Poor White Women in the Confederacy: "Enemies" to Their Country -- Enslaved Women: Making War on Antislavery Ground -- Part II. Northern Women -- Am I a Soldier of the Cross? Northern Women's Fight and the Legacy of Slavery -- Northern White Women and the "Garden of Eden" -- Part III. The Hard Hand of War -- Under the Restless Wings of an Army: The "Female Humanity" -- Black Women Refugees: Making Freedom in Union Lines.
"Historians of the Civil War often speak of "wars within a war"--the military fight, wartime struggles on the home front, and the political and moral battle to preserve the Union and end slavery. In this broadly conceived book, Thavolia Glymph provides a comprehensive new history of women's roles and lives in the Civil War--North and South, white and black, slave and free--showing how women were essentially and fully engaged in all three arenas."-- Provided by publisher.