African American Women During the Civil War.

By: Forbes, EllaMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandStudies in African American History and Culture: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (259 p.)ISBN: 9781136712821Subject(s): African American women -- History -- 19th century | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- WomenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: African American Women During the Civil WarDDC classification: 973.7/089/96073 | 973.708996073 LOC classification: E540.N3 F67Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; Chapter 1: In History Before the People: Introduction; Chapter 2: Full of the Spirit of Freedom: Freedwomen and the System; Chapter 3: Fearing Shell Nor Shot: Soldiers, Spies, Recruiters & Other Heroes; Chapter 4: Supporting Themselves: Nurses, Laundresses, Cooks & Entrepreneurs; Chapter 5: Working for Our Own Elevation: Refugee Relief Activities; Chapter 6: Their Cause is Our Cause: Succoring African American Soldiers
Chapter 7: Ties of Consanguinity and Love: Teaching FreedpeopleChapter 8: Contending Against Outrage and Oppression: Civil Rights Activism; Chapter 9: Don''t Fret for Me: Resisting By Surviving; Chapter 10: Eloquent Appeals: the Voice and Pen as Weapons; Chapter 11: The Honor of the Whole African Race on Her Shoulders: Conclusion; Bibliography
Summary: This study uses an abundance of primary sources to restore African American female participants in the Civil War to history by documenting their presence, contributions and experience.  Free and enslaved African American women took part in this process in a variety of ways, including black female charity and benevolence. These women were spies, soldiers, scouts, nurses, cooks, seamstresses, laundresses, recruiters, relief workers, organizers, teachers, activists and survivors.  They carried the honor of the race on their shoulders, insisting on their right to be treated as "ladies" and knowing that their conduct was a direct reflection on the African American community as a whole.For too long, black women have been rendered invisible in traditional Civil War history and marginal in African American chronicles.  This book addresses this lack by reclaiming and resurrecting the role of African American females, individually and collectively, during the Civil War.  It brings their contributions, in the words of a Civil War participant, Susie King Taylor, "in history before the people."
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Cover; AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; Chapter 1: In History Before the People: Introduction; Chapter 2: Full of the Spirit of Freedom: Freedwomen and the System; Chapter 3: Fearing Shell Nor Shot: Soldiers, Spies, Recruiters & Other Heroes; Chapter 4: Supporting Themselves: Nurses, Laundresses, Cooks & Entrepreneurs; Chapter 5: Working for Our Own Elevation: Refugee Relief Activities; Chapter 6: Their Cause is Our Cause: Succoring African American Soldiers

Chapter 7: Ties of Consanguinity and Love: Teaching FreedpeopleChapter 8: Contending Against Outrage and Oppression: Civil Rights Activism; Chapter 9: Don''t Fret for Me: Resisting By Surviving; Chapter 10: Eloquent Appeals: the Voice and Pen as Weapons; Chapter 11: The Honor of the Whole African Race on Her Shoulders: Conclusion; Bibliography

This study uses an abundance of primary sources to restore African American female participants in the Civil War to history by documenting their presence, contributions and experience.  Free and enslaved African American women took part in this process in a variety of ways, including black female charity and benevolence. These women were spies, soldiers, scouts, nurses, cooks, seamstresses, laundresses, recruiters, relief workers, organizers, teachers, activists and survivors.  They carried the honor of the race on their shoulders, insisting on their right to be treated as "ladies" and knowing that their conduct was a direct reflection on the African American community as a whole.For too long, black women have been rendered invisible in traditional Civil War history and marginal in African American chronicles.  This book addresses this lack by reclaiming and resurrecting the role of African American females, individually and collectively, during the Civil War.  It brings their contributions, in the words of a Civil War participant, Susie King Taylor, "in history before the people."

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