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Judith Ann Giesberg
Villanova University (Villanova, PA 19085-1478)

Summer Stipends
Research Programs

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$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2006 – 6/30/2007

Northern Women, Work, and the U.S. Civil War, 1861-1867

Women working to serve soldiers and care for their own families during the U.S. Civil War created alternative and unorthodox sites for political engagement. I examine a number of these sites – Philadelphia’s streetcars; the streets of Boston’s Irish North End community; county courthouses in rural Pennsylvania; relief offices and almshouses in cities throughout the north; and the grounds of U.S. Army arsenals in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. The principal goal of this project is to understand how the war was fought in the spaces of everyday life, where women worked to affect its outcome abroad and to give it meaning at home.