Category Archives: Gender

February 20, 1864: Yankee and Southern women

A couple of items in the Mobile Register and Advertiser juxtapose a story involving a southern woman with one about a Northern one, perhaps with some intent that a lesson be drawn. Yankee women dress like men and go to … Continue reading

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May 23, 1862: Ladies of the South

The Richmond Daily Dispatch seems now to have come around to the view that southern ladies may occasionally forget themselves to the extent of berating the Yankee invaders. Still, they can hardly be blamed, as the Yankee officers are no … Continue reading

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May 9, 1862: Southern ladies too refined to revile the Yankees, despite reports

General Benjamin Butler The Richmond Daily Dispatch takes issue with reports of Southern Ladies behaving in an “unladylike” way toward the invaders. In other news, the Dispatch doesn’t like General Butler too much. Could these two stories come together somehow? … Continue reading

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January 12, 1861: “To advocate Hell upon Earth.”

Charles O’Conor, proslavery New York Democrat A little anecdote from the New York Tribune: We publish elsewhere a letter from Mr. Charles O’Conor, clinching the doctrines of his late speech. We like Mr. O’Conor. He faces the music. He faces … Continue reading

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