|American Women's History: A Research Guide|
The Civil War Period
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See American Women's History: Bibliographies for additional information sources.
Cole, Garold L. Civil War Eyewitnesses: An Annotated Bibliography of Books and Articles, 1955-1986. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1988.
Eicher, David J. The Civil War in Books: An Analytical
Bibliography. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press,
Freemon, Frank R. Microbes and Minie Balls: An Annotated
Bibliography of Civil War Medicine. Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson
University Press, 1993.
Habjan, Juliet K.
African American Women's
Lives During the Civil
War: An Annotated Bibliography [online]. n.d. [cited 14 January 1997].
McDevitt, Theresa. "A Place for Women: A Selective Annotated Bibliography on Civil War Women in Medical Services." Bulletin of Bibliography 57 (March 2000): 1-11.
------. Women and the American Civil War: An Annotated Bibliography. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, c2003.
Middleton, Ken. Civil War Period [online]. In Women in Tennessee History: A Bibliography. Last update 17 October 1997 [cited 4 March 1998]. Available from: http://www.mtsu.edu/~library/wtn/wtn-cwar.html.
Woodworth, Steven E., ed. The American Civil War: A Handbook of
Literature and Research. Greenwood, 1996. 677p.
See American Women's History: Biographical Sources for additional information sources.
Hubbell, John T., and James W. Geary, eds. Biographical Dictionary
of the Union: Northern Leaders of the Civil War. Westport, Conn.:
Greenwood Press, 1995.
Campbell, Edward D.C., Jr., and Kym S. Rice, eds. A Woman's War: Southern Women, Civil War, and the Confederate Legacy. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1996.
Current, Richard N., Ed. Encyclopedia of the Confederacy. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993. Many of the 1,400 articles in this four-volume set provide good overviews of the role of Southern women during the Civil War period. Relevant headings include: "Courtship," "Diaries, Letters and Memoirs," "Education," "Family Life," "Feminism," "Hospitals," "Marriage and Divorce," "Nursing," "Plantation Mistress," "Prostitution," "Refugeeing," "Soldiers' Aid Societies," and "Women."
Massey, Mary Elizabeth. Women in the Civil War. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1994.
Rable, George C. Civil Wars: Women and the Crisis of Southern Nationalism. Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1989.
Vinovskis, Maris A. "Have Social Historians Lost the Civil War? Some Preliminary Demographic Speculations." Journal of American History 76 (1989): 34-58.
------, ed. Toward a Social History of the American Civil War:
Exploratory Essays. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
H-Minerva [Women and the Military] [http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~minerva]
H-SAWH [Women & Gender in U.S. South] [http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~sawh]
[Women's History] [http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~women/]
See American Women's History: Archival Collections for additional information sources.
Daley, Ginny, comp. Women
and the Civil War: Manuscript Sources in
the Special Collections Library at Duke University [online]. Last
update: June 1996 [cited 13 June 1997]. Available from:
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Leahy, Kristin. Guide to
Women During the Civil War [online]. Philadelphia: Historical Society
of Pennsylvania, c2001. Available
Library of Congress
Sellers, John R. Civil War Manuscripts: A Guide to Collections in
the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress. Washington:
Library of Congress, 1986.
Museum of the Confederacy
Ahladas, John J., John M. Coski, and Eric D.M. Johnson. "Suggestions
for Further Research." In A Woman's War: Southern Women, Civil War,
and the Confederate Legacy, edited by Edward D.C. Campbell, Jr., and
Kym S. Rice. Richmond: The Museum of the Confederacy, 1996.
University of Maryland Libraries
Stripes, and Glory: The Civil War in Maryland [online].
College Park: Archives and Manuscripts Department, University of Maryland
Libraries, 1999- [cited 18 November 2000]. Available from:
Virginia Historical Society
Dozier, Graham T. Virginia's Civil War: A Guide to Manuscripts at
the Virginia Historical Society. Richmond: Virginia Historical
Ayers, Edward L. The Valley of the Shadow [online]. [Charlottesville, VA :; Virginia Center for Digital History, University fo Virginia], 1998- . Available from: http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/vshadow2/intro.html. This site offers a wide variety of primary sources (diaries, newspapers, official records, etc.) for the study of Augusta County, Va., and Franklin County, Penn. during the Civil War period.
Call Family and Brevard Family Papers [online]. Tallahassee: Florida State Archives, n.d. [cited 26 May 2002]. Available from: http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/CallBrevardPapers/. Includes Ellen Call Long's Diary (1864-1865).
Civil War Treasures from the New-York Historical Society [online]. [Washington, D.C.] :; Library of Congress, 2001 [cited 30 May 2002]. Available from: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpcoop/nhihtml/cwnyhshome.html.
Correspondence Between Adelaide E. Case and Charles N. Tenney, 1861-1863 [online]. Charlottesville, Va.: Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library, 2000- . Available from: http://etext.virginia.edu/civilwar/nettleton/.
Daley, Ginny, comp. Civil War Women: Primary Sources on the Internet 1996 [cited 13 June 1997]. Available from: http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/women/cwdocs.html.
Documenting the American South: Beginnings to 1920 [online]. Chapel Hill: Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina, 1998 [cited 21 July 1998]. Available from: http://sunsite.unc.edu/docsouth/.
[online]. Portland: Maine Historical Society, 2001- [cited 1 March
2002]. Available from: http://www.mainememory.net/.
to War: Digital Civil War Collections [online]. Oshkosh: University of
Wisconsin - Oshkosh Archives & Area Research Center, updated 23 March 2000
[cited 1 July 2003]. Available
Commercial Digital Collections
North American Women's Letters and Diaries. Alexandria, Va.:
Alexander Street Press, 2001- .
Overview from the publisher.
Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution
Through the Civil War. Frederick, Md.: University Publications of
America, 1985- .
Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and
Diaries. Bethesda, Md.: University Publications of America, 1991-
Clinton, Catherine. Catherine Clinton on Women, Slavery, the South, and the Civil War [Interview online]. Interviewed by Amy Murrell Taylor. Talking History, 14 April 2005. Available from: http://www.albany.edu/talkinghistory/arch2005jan-june.html. Time: 33:00.
Silber, Nina. Daughters of
the Union: Northern Women Fight the Civil War [Lecture online].
Boston, 28 October 2005. Available from:
http://forum.wgbh.org/wgbh/forum.php?lecture_id=2028. 34 minutes.
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