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Ruin nation : destruction and the American Civil War

Author: Megan Kate Nelson
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2012.
Series: Uncivil wars.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the Civil War, cities, houses, forests, and soldiers' bodies were transformed into "dead heaps of ruins," novel sights in the southern landscape. How did this happen, and why? And what did Americans--northern and southern, black and white, male and female--make of this proliferation of ruins? Ruin Nation is the first book to bring together environmental and cultural histories to consider the evocative power  Read more...
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Nelson, Megan Kate, 1972-
Ruin nation.
Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011040358
(OCoLC)755904582
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Megan Kate Nelson
ISBN: 9780820343792 082034379X
OCLC Number: 793521358
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 332 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction. American ruins --
Our own Pompeii: ruined cities --
Lone chimneys: domestic ruins --
Battle logs: ruined forests --
Empty sleeves and government legs: the ruins of men --
Conclusion. The ruins of history.
Series Title: Uncivil wars.
Responsibility: Megan Kate Nelson.

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During the Civil War, cities, houses, forests, and soldiers' bodies were transformed into "dead heaps of ruins," novel sights in the southern landscape. This is the first book to bring together  Read more...

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