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The Civil War veteran : a historical reader

Author: Larry M Logue; Michael Barton
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a story of the postwar experiences of Union and Confederate Civil War veterans. This work gives the reader a perspective on the challenges of readjustment for ex-soldiers and American  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Civil War veteran.
New York : New York University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608092632
Online version:
Civil War veteran.
New York : New York University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)631455914
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Larry M Logue; Michael Barton
ISBN: 9780814752036 0814752039 9780814752043 0814752047
OCLC Number: 70407768
Description: ix, 457 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Transition to peace --
By rail and boat / Dixon Wecter --
Confederate demobilization / William B. Holberton --
Did the Confederacy change Southern soldiers? / Michael Barton --
Ghost dance / Gaines M. Foster --
pt. 2. Problems of readjustment --
The Civil War and the crime wave / Edith Abbott --
Conventional wisdom versus reality / Eric H. Monkkonen --
The veteran wins through / Dixon Wecter --
Southern poor boys / R.B. Rosenburg --
Opiate addiction as a consequence of the Civil War / David T. Courtwright --
Exempt from the ordinary rules of life / James Marten --
Post-traumatic stress / Eric T. Dean, Jr. --
USCT veterans in post-Civil War North Carolina / Richard Reid --
pt. 3. Governments provide aid --
America's first social security system / Theda Skocpol --
"I do not suppose Uncle Sam looks at the skin" / Donald R. Shaffer --
Civil War pensions for native and foreign-born Union Army veterans / Peter Blanck and Chen Song --
Establishing a federal entitlement / Patrick J. Kelly --
Living monuments /R.B. Rosenburg --
The fate of the Civil War veteran / Eric T. Dean, Jr. --
pt. 4. Veterans fight their own battles --
Veterans in politics / Mary R. Dearing --
What sorts of men joined the Grand Army of the Republic? / Stuart C. McConnell --
The reality of veterans' voting / Larry M. Logue --
The Confederate celebration / Gaines M. Foster --
A generation of defeat / David H. Donald --
An activist minority / Larry M. Logue --
Twice a child / R.B. Rosenburg --
Collective resistance in soldiers' homes / Larry M. Logue --
pt. 5. Veterans shape the collective memory --
The patriotic boom / Stuart C. McConnell --
A respect for Confederate history / Gaines M. Foster --
Binding the wounds of war / Carol Reardon --
Quarrel forgotten or a revolution remembered? / David W. Blight --
Black veterans recall the Civil War / W. Fitzhugh Brundage.
Responsibility: edited by Larry M. Logue and Michael Barton.
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