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Women on the Home Front

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Women on the Home Front

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During the Civil War, the absence of men and scarcity of supplies created tremendous hardship for women and children at home, particularly in the South. Union naval blockades cut off most ports, making food, clothing, and other goods scarce and expensive. In several North Carolina counties women raided food stores and rallied together to demand that merchants sell food at reasonable prices. (Link 2009, 198-199)

References

Link, William A. North Carolina: Change and Tradition in a Southern State. Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson, 2009.

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Jessica Cochran

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Jessica Cochran, Women on the Home Front, Civil War Era NC, accessed December 19, 2018, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/656.