Using specific examples from the book They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil War by Deanna Blanton and Lauren Cook, you will write a three to five page paper addressing ONE of the following questions.
Option 1: Compare and contrast the experiences in the Civil War of three women who appear throughout the book. In your analysis of their experiences, address their motivations for participating in the Civil War, their experiences as soldiers, whether their identity as females was determined and the reaction if it was, and their lives after the Civil War, if they survived.
Your essays will be typed, using 10-point Times New Roman (or a comparable) font and 1-inch margins all around. All papers will be double-spaced. Do not skip lines between paragraphs. Your name must be in a header on all pages. Your essays will be a minimum of three pages in length. The length will be computed by starting from the first line of writing on the first page and ending with the last line of writing on the last page. Failing to meet page lengths will result in a failing grade. I will stop reading at the bottom of the fifth page; subsequent material will be ignored. Citations will be in MLA format. All essays MUST be submitted in hard-copy turned in at the beginning of class and through the TurnItIn dropbox on Angel. Failure to submit your paper to TurnItIn will result in an automatic 10% deduction in your grade.