Title

Civil War Nursing Narratives: Whitman's Memoranda During the War and Eroticism

Document Type

Article

Version

publisher_pdf

Publication Date

Summer 2005

Abstract

Demonstrates how Whitman's Memoranda "shares with the nursing narratives that preceded his work some important aspects of style and tone," and offers a "cultural assessment" of Whitman's book "within the context of those previous memoirs, utilizing themes of democracy, the typical American, motherhood, and . . . the eroticism that forms between nurse and patient"; the extended comparisons are focused on Louisa May Alcott's Hospital Sketches, Georgeanna Woolsesy's Three Weeks at Gettysburg, and Sarah Emma Edmonds's Nurse and Spy in the Union Army.

Comments

The Walt Whitman Quarterly Review is located in Iowa Research Online, the University of Iowa institutional repository.

Published Citation

Wardrop, Daneen. "Civil War Nursing Narratives: Whitman's Memoranda During the War and Eroticism." Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 23 (Summer 2005), 26-47.