Menarche, or the onset of menstruation, generated much advice and many attempts to manage girls' bodies in a public w
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A small yet effective weapon, the deringer is the type of weapon a woman spying for the Confederacy might have kept in the pocket of a dress or in a handbag.
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Women served in the Civil War as nurses, spies, and vivandieres. Explore these stories with students through a video clip and close examination of two dresses and a woman's uniform.This lesson plan (which includes background information, guided analysis questions, and full-color primary sources)
This website, produced by students from the University of Michigan, focuses on the communications of American and English spies during the Revolutionary War. The site includes a gallery of eleven different spy letters, stories about spies during the Revolution, a timeline showing impor