Battle Time: Gender, Modernity, and Confederate Hospitals

  title={Battle Time: Gender, Modernity, and Confederate Hospitals},
  author={Cheryl A. Wells},
  journal={Journal of Social History},
  pages={409 - 428}
  • C. A. Wells
  • Published 1 December 2001
  • History
  • Journal of Social History
The presence and perseverance of female nurses in Confederate hospitals freed women from the patriarchal control of Old South gender relations and accelerated social change. This article applies the historical study of time consciousness and multiple temporalities to the experiences of Confederate nurses to illustrate the ephemeral nature of such changes. The article's principal points are these: first, it argues that some Civil War temporalities effectively degendered Civil War hospitals by… 
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