Women at the Front: Hospital Workers in Civil War America

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Index
Abolitionism, 150, 165–66, 174
African American soldiers, 16, 21–22, 98–99, 105, 136, 137, 174, 205, 207
African American women: and job assignments, 4, 34, 37, 118, 187–88; and pensions, 7, 180, 184, 187, 188, 198, 200–209, 110, 303 (n. 65); resistance to service of, 16–17; as laundresses, 17, 22, 31, 187; as hospital workers, 19, 21–22, 23, 25, 26–27, 28, 29, 30, 31–32, 118; pay of, 39, 41, 42; and domestic arrangements, 65; and hospital-life adjustments, 74, 87; and regimental women, 80; and soldiers' conduct, 92–93, 130; and relationships among workers, 102, 105, 202; and hospital administrators, 129; and segregation, 152; as teachers, 160; viewed as faceless group, 202, 303– 4 (n. 70); and war memoirs, 115; studies of, 249–50. See also Contrabands; Free African Americans; Slaves
Agricultural work, 179–80, 298 (n. 103)
Ainsworth, F. C., 20
Alcott, Louisa May: and pay, 41; and patriotism, 47; and social stigma of nursing, 53; and travel, 66–67, 71; and hospital-life adjustments, 76, 80, 81; and typhoid, 86, 118, 203, 304 (n. 77); and relationships with soldiers, 94–95; and nurse-patient bond, 97, 99; and relationships among workers, 103, 104; and surgeons, 133–34, 289–90 (n. 102); as writer, 162, 223, 227, 228, 235, 239, 294 (n. 41); and African American women, 304 (n. 70)
American Medical Association, 110, 169
American Red Cross, 159
Anderson, Rachael, 157, 202–3
Andrews, Matthew Page, 145, 115
Anthony, Susan B., i, 247
Appleton, D., 221
Army Medical Department, 11
Army Nurses Pension Act of 1892, 157, 184, 185, 187, 189, 191–92, 209, 216
Arrears Act, 186
Attie, Jeanie, 46, 249
Avent, Benjamin W., 80, 242–43
Avery, George, 199
Azpell, Thomas F., 125
Bacon, Cyrus, 133, 134
Bacon, Frank, 171, 173
Bacot, Ada, 17, 48, 63, 94
Balfour, Emma, 18
Ball, Kate, 32
Barton, Clara: and nurse-patient bond, 9, 97; and supplies, 39, 122–23; and pay, 43–44; and stigma of women in military camps, 53–54; and travel, 70; and hospital-life adjustments, 74; and hospital accommo

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Women at the Front: Hospital Workers in Civil War America
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page ii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations and Figures ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction 1
  • Part One - On Duty 9
  • Chapter One - Women at the Front 11
  • Chapter Two - Getting to the Hospital 45
  • Chapter Three - Adjusting to Hospital Life 73
  • Chapter Four - Coming into Their Own 107
  • Part Two - The Legacy of War Work 143
  • Chapter Five - After the War 145
  • Chapter Six - Pensioning Women 183
  • Chapter Seven - Memory and the Triumphal Narrative 211
  • Appendix. a Note on Historiography 247
  • Notes 253
  • Bibliography 315
  • Index 343
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