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The Election of 1860: "A Campaign Fraught with Consequences." by Michael F. Holt (review)

The Election of 1860: "A Campaign Fraught with Consequences." by Michael F. Holt (review) Outlaw: Champ Ferguson and the Civil War in Appalachia (Louisiana State University Press, 2011), and ” We Fight for Peace”: Twenty-Three American Soldiers, Prisoners of War, and “Turncoats” in the Korean War (Kent State University Press, 2014). Women’s War: Fighting and Surviving the American Civil War. By Stephanie McCurry. (Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019. Pp. 320. Cloth, $26.95.) Scholarship on the history of women, gender, and sexuality has made great strides since feminists in the 1960s and 1970s insisted that “the personal is political.” Yet, as Stephanie McCurry notes in her latest book, Women’s War, the written history of the American Civil War continues to overlook the role of women. Thus she is compelled to remind us: “The Civil War was not confined to the battlefield. It was not just the history of men. Nobody could escape it. And when it was over, nobody was the same” (3). Focusing on key moments during the national conflict and its after - math, McCurry aims to “introduce a new or previously marginal cast of characters to the larger Civil War story” and “to show the transformative role women played in it, including in conventionally male realms of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

The Election of 1860: "A Campaign Fraught with Consequences." by Michael F. Holt (review)

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 10 (1) – Mar 2, 2020

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Abstract

Outlaw: Champ Ferguson and the Civil War in Appalachia (Louisiana State University Press, 2011), and ” We Fight for Peace”: Twenty-Three American Soldiers, Prisoners of War, and “Turncoats” in the Korean War (Kent State University Press, 2014). Women’s War: Fighting and Surviving the American Civil War. By Stephanie McCurry. (Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019. Pp. 320. Cloth, $26.95.) Scholarship on the history of women, gender, and sexuality has made great strides since feminists in the 1960s and 1970s insisted that “the personal is political.” Yet, as Stephanie McCurry notes in her latest book, Women’s War, the written history of the American Civil War continues to overlook the role of women. Thus she is compelled to remind us: “The Civil War was not confined to the battlefield. It was not just the history of men. Nobody could escape it. And when it was over, nobody was the same” (3). Focusing on key moments during the national conflict and its after - math, McCurry aims to “introduce a new or previously marginal cast of characters to the larger Civil War story” and “to show the transformative role women played in it, including in conventionally male realms of

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Mar 2, 2020

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