Civil War women : American women shaped by conflict in stories by Alcott, Chopin, Welty, and others / edited by Frank McSherry, Jr., Charles G. Waugh, and Martin Greenberg.

Contributor(s): McSherry, Frank D | Waugh, Charles | Greenberg, Martin HarryMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Little Rock, Ark. : August House, 1988Edition: 1st edDescription: 175 p. ; 22 cmISBN: 0874830613 (alk. paper); 9780874830613 (alk. paper)Subject(s): United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women -- Fiction | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction | American fiction -- Women authors | War stories, AmericanDDC classification: 813/.01/08352042 LOC classification: PS648.C54 | C54 1988Other classification: HT 1691
Contents:
The brothers / Louisa May Alcott -- Hear the nightingale sing / Caroline Gordon -- A woman / Rose Terry Cooke -- The locket / Kate Chopin -- Crowder's Cove / Constance Fenimore Woolson -- Turkey hunt / Alberta Pierson Hannum -- Bayou l'Ombre / Grace King -- The battleground Elsie Singmaster -- Comrades / Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward -- The burning / Eudora Welty.
Review: STORIES OF AMERICAN WOMEN SHAPED BY THE CONFLICT OF THE CIVIL WAR.
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The brothers / Louisa May Alcott -- Hear the nightingale sing / Caroline Gordon -- A woman / Rose Terry Cooke -- The locket / Kate Chopin -- Crowder's Cove / Constance Fenimore Woolson -- Turkey hunt / Alberta Pierson Hannum -- Bayou l'Ombre / Grace King -- The battleground Elsie Singmaster -- Comrades / Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward -- The burning / Eudora Welty.

STORIES OF AMERICAN WOMEN SHAPED BY THE CONFLICT OF THE CIVIL WAR.

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This collection of women writers' stories set during the Civil War is valuable, not as fine literature, but because it conveys the breadth of experience of black and white, Northerner and Southerner sharing a national tragedy. The characters are widows, nurses, childish brides, and heroic protectors, forced out of feminine conventions by a devastating war wrought by men. It is easy to see here how the war served as a wellspring of feminism. The stories share an undercurrent of raw emotion that testifies to the war's impact on the authors themselves, some born long after. The writing is uneven, with the strongest by veteran writers Elizabeth Phelps Ward and Eudora Welty. A useful teaching tool. Laurie Spector Sullivan, Transportation Authority Archives, Boston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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