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dc.contributor.advisorWooster, Robert
dc.contributor.advisorWooster, Robert
dc.contributor.authorSyamken, Jennie M.
dc.contributor.authorSyamken, Jennie M.
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-18T02:50:38Z
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-18T02:50:38Z
dc.date.available2020-04-18T02:50:38Z
dc.date.available2020-04-18T02:50:38Z
dc.date.issued2018-12
dc.date.issued2018-12
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1969.6/87822
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1969.6/87822
dc.description.abstractThe American Civil War transformed the roles of women in the United States. Their domestic lifestyle was uprooted as many women vacated their domestic duties and joined different public causes to support the war in either the Union or Confederacy. These new roles included serving on the United States Sanitary Commission, as nurses in hospitals and on the front lines, and as women soldiers. This study illustrates how the 19th century print media published favorable stories about women’s expanding roles in the Civil War and molded public opinion about white women in a male dominated society. The first chapter will assess the work of other historians on the changing nature of journalism and women’s contributions in the war. The second chapter includes the coverage of women by newspapers and periodicals in the public sphere, most notably in the Sanitary Commission, aid societies and as nurses in the hospitals and on the battlefield. The third chapter will focus on the media’s portrayal of the experiences of women soldiers in battle and camp life. This affirmative view encouraged greater acceptance of women outside of the domestic sphere. Helped by the favorable portrayal of their efforts by newspapers and periodicals, women seized the opportunity to expand their roles by creating a new sense of respect for their gender, as evidenced by the successful efforts by Civil War nurses to secure pensions for their wartime service.en_US
dc.format.extent114 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsThis material is made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with its source. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the author and/or publisher.en_US
dc.subjectAid Societiesen_US
dc.subjectAmerican Civil Waren_US
dc.subjectnewspapersen_US
dc.subjectNursesen_US
dc.subjectpublic sphereen_US
dc.subjectWomen Soldiersen_US
dc.title"A Brave New Woman:" Print Media's Portrayal of Women in the American Civil Waren_US
dc.typeTexten_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A & M University--Corpus Christien_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMoore, Peter
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBlanke, David
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMoore, Peter
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBlanke, David
dc.description.departmentHumanitiesen_US
dc.description.collegeCollege of Liberal Artsen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US


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