Tuesday, March 24, 2009
There is a new book on women in the Civil War and this one doesn't talk about their contributions on the home front. Anita Silvey's I'll Pass for Your Comrade: Women Soldiers in the Civil War(Clarion, 2008), explores how some women dressed as men and joined the war effort. It's meant for children, but it was so fascinating I couldn't put it down. I've seen occasional pictures of nineteenth century female soldiers but had no idea the practice was so widespread. This one is a must for anyone (kid or adult) who's interested in the Civil War. You can read more about the book and see Anita's speaking schedule on her website.
Posted by The Photo Detective at 3/24/2009 08:58:00 AM