Brill, KC (2021) Home Nursing, Gender and Confederate Nationalism in the American Civil War, 1861-65. Nursing History Review, 30 (1). pp. 95-118. ISSN 1062-8061

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This article provides the first extended analysis of Confederate home nursing in the American Civil War (1861-65). Home nursing was an integral component of Confederate health care outside of the regulation of the Confederate Medical Department and relied on the willingness of individual and collective groups of middle and planter class white women to open private homes to ailing Confederate soldiers. The gendered labor of home nursing wedded the gap between the shortcomings of the Confederate Medical Department and the needs of its people, on both the front lines and the home front. In doing so, home nursing provided a new channel for women to engage with Confederate nationalism in tangible and local ways.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Springer Verlag at - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2021 15:10
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2022 01:30

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