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Women in Civil War Texas : Diversity and Dissidence in the Trans-Mississippi / edited by Deborah M. Liles and Angela Boswell.

Contributor(s): Liles, Debbie M [editor.] | Boswell, Angela, 1965- [editor.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Denton, Texas : University of North Texas Press, [2016]Description: xiv, 297 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1574416510.Subject(s): Women pioneers -- TexasDDC classification: 305.409764/09034 LOC classification: F391 | .W78 2016
Contents:
"Everyone has the war fever": Anglo Texan women prepare for secession and war / Vicki Betts -- Caroline Sedberry, politician's wife: an ordinary woman in extraordinary times / Dorothy Ewing -- He said, she said: gendered correspondence among Texans / Beverly Rowe -- Finding joy through hard times: Texas women's recreation during the Civil War / Brittany Bounds -- Black Texas women and the freedom war / Bruce A. Glasrud -- Black women and Supreme Court decisions during the Civil War era / Linda S. Hudson -- Mexican-Texan women in the Civil War / Jerry Thompson and Elizabeth Mata -- Courage on a Texas frontier: German Texas Unionist women on the Civil War homefront / Judith Dykes-Hoffman -- "In favor of our fathers' country and government:" Unionist women in north Texas / Rebecca Sharpless -- "They call us all renegades in Tyler": elite refugee women in Civil War Texas / Candice N. Shockley -- Not your typical Southern belles: women on the western frontier of Texas / Deborah M. Liles.
Summary: "Women in Civil War Texas is the first book dedicated to the unique experiences of Texas women during this time. It connects Texas women's lives to southern women's history and shares the diversity of experiences of women in Texas during the Civil War. Contributors explore Texas women and their vocal support for secession, coping with their husbands' wartime absences, the importance of letter-writing, and how pro-Union sentiment caused serious difficulties for women. They also analyze the effects of ethnicity, focusing on African American, German, and Tejana women's experiences. Finally, two essays examine the problem of refugee women in east Texas and the dangers facing western frontier women"--Publisher's website.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Everyone has the war fever": Anglo Texan women prepare for secession and war / Vicki Betts -- Caroline Sedberry, politician's wife: an ordinary woman in extraordinary times / Dorothy Ewing -- He said, she said: gendered correspondence among Texans / Beverly Rowe -- Finding joy through hard times: Texas women's recreation during the Civil War / Brittany Bounds -- Black Texas women and the freedom war / Bruce A. Glasrud -- Black women and Supreme Court decisions during the Civil War era / Linda S. Hudson -- Mexican-Texan women in the Civil War / Jerry Thompson and Elizabeth Mata -- Courage on a Texas frontier: German Texas Unionist women on the Civil War homefront / Judith Dykes-Hoffman -- "In favor of our fathers' country and government:" Unionist women in north Texas / Rebecca Sharpless -- "They call us all renegades in Tyler": elite refugee women in Civil War Texas / Candice N. Shockley -- Not your typical Southern belles: women on the western frontier of Texas / Deborah M. Liles.

"Women in Civil War Texas is the first book dedicated to the unique experiences of Texas women during this time. It connects Texas women's lives to southern women's history and shares the diversity of experiences of women in Texas during the Civil War. Contributors explore Texas women and their vocal support for secession, coping with their husbands' wartime absences, the importance of letter-writing, and how pro-Union sentiment caused serious difficulties for women. They also analyze the effects of ethnicity, focusing on African American, German, and Tejana women's experiences. Finally, two essays examine the problem of refugee women in east Texas and the dangers facing western frontier women"--Publisher's website.

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This collection of 11 essays highlights the complexity and diversity of women's experiences in Civil War Texas. The introduction is an overview of the history and historiography. The essays begin with an examination of Anglo women's attitudes toward secession and war and their activities either in support of or against the prevailing mood. Next, a look at the actions of a politician's wife who had to take over her husband's businesses and farm shows her growth over the war years. The third essay looks at the gendered language of the war in letters between those on the war front and those on the home front. Anglo women were active in their efforts to support the war. There are two essays on African American women, one on Hispanic women, and one on German women, all of whom witnessed different actions during the war. Stories of Unionist women, refugee women, and women on the Indian frontier round out the volume. Each essay is heavily based on primary research, making this a good source for researchers. The essays are all well written; thus, the book is appropriate for general readers and scholars alike. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries. --Jean A. Stuntz, West Texas A&M University

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DEBORAH M. LILES teaches history at the University of North Texas and is the author of Will Rogers Coliseum and several journal articles. ANGELA BOSWELL is professor of history at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and the author of Her Act and Deed: Women's Lives in a Rural Southern County, 1837-1873 , which won the TSHA Liz Carpenter Award.

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