"...a gem of research that...strings together important narratives from the 450 or so rape or attempted rape cases that passed through the Union military courts in the Civil War era."--S. Gac, Trinity College for CHOICE, Current Reviews for Academic Libraries
"A meticulously documented and gut-wrenching account of the gratuitous acts of violence against women's bodies, black and white, slave and free, young and old... A major work of scholarship that was long overdue." --Susan Brownmiller, author of Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape
"Kim Murphy...found that women in war-torn areas brought numerous rape allegations to the attention of officials, some of which were prosecuted and many that were not..." --Mary R. Block, Valdosta State University
"...an impressive work of original and meticulous scholarship into a difficult aspect of the bloodiest war in American history to date. No academic library Civil War Studies collections can be considered complete or comprehensive without the inclusion of I Had Rather Die: Rape in the Civil War.
" --The Midwest Book Review