Master of Arts
Date of Defense
Louis S. Gerteis
In this work I examined the Ladies Union Aid Society as an example of the female benevolent movement during the Civil War. The Ladies Union Aid Society (LUAS) was an organization that focused on supporting the Union cause financially and through charity. I used a variety of primary and secondary sources, notably the Missouri Historical Society’s wealth of primary sources including newspapers and letters from the period.
Bloomberg, Kathryn Elizabeth, "Charitable Women: Volunteerism in the St. Louis Ladies Union Aid Society" (2009). Theses. 167.