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Sing not war : the lives of Union & Confederate veterans in Gilded Age America

Author: James Alan Marten
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
Series: Civil War America (Series)
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After the Civil War, white Confederate and Union army veterans reentered--or struggled to reenter--the lives and communities they had left behind. In Sing Not War, James Marten explores how the nineteenth century's ""Greatest Generation"" attempted to blend back into society and how their experiences were treated by non-veterans. Many soldiers, Marten reveals, had a much harder time reintegrating into their  Read more...
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Marten, James Alan.
Sing not war.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2011
(DLC) 2010043603
(OCoLC)671573398
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Alan Marten
ISBN: 9780807877685 0807877689 9781469603087 146960308X
OCLC Number: 729252038
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 339 p.) : ill.
Contents: 1. Melt away ye armies : endings and beginnings --
2. Maimed darlings : living with disability --
3. Saner wars : veterans, veteranhood, and commerce --
4. Regiments so piteous : soldiers' homes, communities and manhood --
5. Another gathering army : pensions and preference --
6. Sad, unnatural shows of war : veterans' identity and distinctiveness.
Series Title: Civil War America (Series)
Responsibility: James Marten.

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