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.
University of Virginia Press