Worth a Dozen Men: Women and Nursing in the Civil War South

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Worth a Dozen Men: Women and Nursing in the Civil War South

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This book examines the work, experiences, and importance of women as official and unofficial Confederate nurses and matrons. Female labor helped sustain the cause, women lowered mortality rates, and they gained an expanded sense of self-worth. After the war, former nurses transitioned from healing sick and wounded soldiers to healing memory, playing a critical role in the promulgation of the Lost Cause and in shaping post-war race relations.

ISBN

0813932122, 978-0813932125

Publication Date

3-22-2012

Publisher

University of Virginia Press

Disciplines

History | United States History

Worth a Dozen Men: Women and Nursing in the Civil War South

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