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by Judith Ann Giesberg


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The Civil War-era . Sanitary Commission (USSC) was the largest wartime benevolent institution.

The Civil War-era . Drawing on Sanitary Commission documents and memoirs.

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Giesberg, Judith Ann. Civil War Sisterhood: The . Mark Twain in his book "Roughing It" has a small section, Chapter 43, on the activities of the Commission in Virginia City, NV. Sanitary Commission and Women's Politics in Transition (2006). A Furor of Benevolence. Sanitary Commission (USSC) was the largest wartime benevolent institution

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CIVIL WAR SISTERHOOD. Sanitary Commission and Women's Politics in Transition. by Judith Ann Giesberg. Historians have gradually been recovering the record of women's public activism in the US. But one of the greatest social service institutions in the nation's past, the Civil War–era United States Sanitary Commission (with its 7,000 affiliated soldiers’ aid societies in which women played a central role) has remained largely unknown. Drawing on Sanitary Commission documents and memoirs, the author details how northern elite and middle-class women's experiences in and influence over the USSC formed the impetus for later reform efforts.

Judith Giesberg is professor of history at Villanova University and author of Civil War Sisterhood: The United States Sanitary Commission and Women's Politics in Transition. One fee. Stacks of books.

In 2000, Judith Ann Giesberg wrote the book "Civil War Sisterhood: The . It's not a long read, and it does tell all you might want to know about the USSC It's printed by Northeastern University Press ISBN 1-55553-434-1. The changes began during the Civil War and continued long after, as women recognized the power and ability they had and chose to pursue worthy goals beyond supporting the Armies fighting the Confederacy.

Judith Ann Giesberg, Civil War Sisterhood: The . Sanitary Commission and Womens’ Politics in Transition (Boston, Northeastern University Press, 2000). 4. On the role of women in antebellum women to partisan politics see, Elizabeth Varon, We Mean to Be Counted : White Women and Politics and Antebellum Virginia (Chapter Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1998)Google Scholar. Michael D. Pierson, Free Hearts and Free Homes: Gender and American Antislavery Politics (Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina, 1991).

Dorothy and Carl J. Schneider, Into the Breach: American Women Overseas in World War I (New York: Viking, 1991).

The Civil War-era U.S. Sanitary Commission (USSC) was the largest wartime benevolent institution. Judith Ann Giesberg demonstrates convincingly that that generation of women provided a crucial link between the local evangelical crusades of the early nineteenth century and the sweeping national reform and suffrage movements of the postwar period. Drawing on Sanitary Commission documents and memoirs, the author details how northern elite and middle-class women's experiences in and influence over the USSC formed the impetus for later reform efforts. Giesberg explores the ways in which women honed organizational and administrative skills, developed new strategies that combined strong centralized leadership with regional grassroots autonomy, and created a sisterhood that reached across class lines. She begins her study with an examination of the Woman's Central Association of Relief, an organization that gave birth to the USSC. Giesberg then discusses the significant roles of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, Dorothea Lynde Dix, and Henry Whitney Bellows, and considers the rationale for bringing women and men together in a collaborative wartime relief program. She shows how Louisa Lee Schuyler, Abigail Williams May, and other young women maneuvered and challenged the male-run Commission as they built an effective national network for giving critical support to soldiers on the battlefield and their families on the home front. This fresh perspective on the evolution of women's political culture fills an important gap in the literature, and it will appeal to historians, women's studies scholars, and Civil War buffs alike.

Comments: (2)

Dodo
The book is great for civil war re-enactors and those wanting more information on the role of women during the civil war. I will definitely be buying extras as gifts for my friends.
Kiaile
Excellent!
Civil War Sisterhood: The U.S. Sanitary Commission and Women's Politics in Transition download epub
Americas
Author: Judith Ann Giesberg
ISBN: 1555536581
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Northeastern; Revised ed. edition (July 1, 2006)
Pages: 256 pages