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Worth a Dozen Men

Women and Nursing in the Civil War South

Worth a Dozen Men( )
Author: Hilde, Libra R.
Series title:A Nation Divided: Studies in the Civil War Era Ser.
Publication Date:Mar 2013
Publisher:University of Virginia Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $29.50
Book Description:

In antebellum society, women were regarded as ideal nurses because of their sympathetic natures. However, they were expected to exercise their talents only in the home; nursing strange men in hospitals was considered inappropriate, if not indecent. Nevertheless, in defiance of tradition, Confederate women set up hospitals early in the Civil War and organized volunteers to care for the increasing number of sick and wounded soldiers. As a fledgling government engaged in a long and...
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Detailed Subjects: History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
History / Military / General
History / Women
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.13 x 9.25 Inches
Book Weight:0.77 Pounds

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