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The war was you and me : civilians in the American Civil War

Author: Joan E Cashin
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2002.
Series: Schieffelin Collection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Though civilians constituted the majority of the nation's population and were intimately involved with almost every aspect of the war, we know little about the civilian experience of the Civil War. Southerners lived through the breakup of basic social and economic institutions, including slavery. Northerners witnessed the reorganization of society to fight the war. And citizens of the border regions grappled with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joan E Cashin
ISBN: 0691091730 9780691091730 0691091749 9780691091747
OCLC Number: 47785571
Description: viii, 397 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Of bells, booms, sounds, and silences : listening to the Civil War South / Mark M. Smith --
A compound of wonderful potency : women teachers of the North in the Civil War South / Nina Silber --
Slaves, emancipation, and the powers of war : views from the Natchez district of Mississippi / Anthony E. Kaye --
Hearth, home, and family in the Fredericksburg campaign / George C. Rable --
The uncertainty of life : a profile of Virginia's Civil War widows / Robert Kenzer --
Race, memory, and masculinity : Black veterans recall the Civil War / W. Fitzhugh Brundage --
An inspiration to work : Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, public orator / J. Matthew Gallman --
We are coming, father Abraham, eventually : the problem of Northern nationalism in the Pennsylvania recruiting drives of 1862 / William Blair --
Living on the fault line : African American civilians and the Gettysburg campaign / Margaret S. Creighton --
Cannonballs and books : reading and the disruption of social ties on the New England home front / Ronald J. Zboray and Mary Saracino Zboray --
Deserters, civilians, and draft resistance in the North / Joan E. Cashin --
Mary Surratt and the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln / Elizabeth D. Leonard --
On the border : white children and the politics of war in Maryland / Peter W. Bardaglio --
Duty, country, race, and party : the Evans family of Ohio / Joseph T. Glatthaar --
Union father, rebel son : families and the question of Civil War loyalty / Amy E. Murrell.
Series Title: Schieffelin Collection.
Responsibility: Joan E. Cashin, editor.


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