A Woman Doctors Civil War

A Woman Doctor’s Civil War

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Edited by: Gerald Schwartz

Esther Hill Hawks’ Diary

A Woman Doctor’s Civil War is the diary of Esther Hill Hawks, who went south during the Civil War to minister to black Union troops and newly freed slaves as both a teacher and a doctor. She kept a diary and described the South she saw – conquered but still proud. Unlike more romantic portraits of the Civil War South, Hawks’ subjects are liberated slaves and hungry children, swaggering carpetbaggers, occupation troops far from home, and zealous missionaries. Remarkably frank, Esther Hill Hawks’ story is an insightful portrait of the civil war south.

Softcover, 289  pages