Taking a feminist lens to the Civil War in Missouri–known for its models of hypermasculinity like William Quantrill, “Bloody Bill” Anderson, Frank and Jesse James, Cole Younger, and William H. Gregg–it becomes readily apparent that white women were as married to the war as their Confederate menfolk. Lizzie Hook, a young woman from a slaveholding… Read more →
Joseph M. Beilein Jr.
Joseph M. Beilein Jr. is the author of Bushwhackers: Guerrilla Warfare, Manhood, and the Household in Civil War Missouri (2016), editor of William Gregg’s Civil War: The Battle to Shape the History of Guerrilla Warfare (2019), co-editor (with Matthew C. Hulbert) of The Civil War Guerrilla: Unfolding the Black Flag in History, Memory, and Myth (2015) and the author of several articles and essays on guerrilla warfare in the American Civil War. He is associate professor of History at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.