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By Her Needle and Thread: How Women Shaped the Family’s Wartime Experience through Material Objects during the Civil War

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Horn, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Hunter, Kristen A
dc.creator Hunter, Kristen A
dc.date 2017-11-28
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-14T18:31:26Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-24T06:41:10Z
dc.identifier doi:10.13021/G8P67J
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/10921
dc.description Item embargoed until at least May 28, 2018
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines how white middle-class women in the North and South shaped the wartime experiences of their families during the American Civil War through the material objects they created. By taking feminine material production as its focus, the wartime experience of each member of the family—men, children, and women—is explored through objects made for them, such as quilts, clothing, letters, and costumes. These artifacts illuminate how women influenced their families’ experiences of war, and ultimately helped to maintain their families throughout the conflict. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Civil War en_US
dc.subject material culture en_US
dc.subject nineteenth century en_US
dc.subject women en_US
dc.subject family en_US
dc.subject children en_US
dc.title By Her Needle and Thread: How Women Shaped the Family’s Wartime Experience through Material Objects during the Civil War en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in History of Decorative Arts en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en_US
thesis.degree.discipline History of Decorative Arts en_US
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en_US


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