The most interesting chapter in this book was about the role of woman in the Civil War.
Women in the North had a history of participating in social and political activities. They were also more likely to be educated and allowed freedoms women in the South were denied.
In the South, women were subservient to men. They were seen as beings that needed to be controlled. They were less educated and had no experience with social or political activism.
During the war, Northern women worked in hospitals and with their help soldiers were less likely to die from infections. They also prepared food and delivered it to the soldiers. The aid given by women in the North played a role in the Armies ability to fight and win the war.