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The Union image : popular prints of the Civil War North

Author: Mark E Neely; Harold Holzer
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2000.
Series: Civil War America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the popular prints used by the Northern side of the American Civil War, this book examines the importance of graphic arts in rallying support for the Union during the war and in shaping the national memory after the war.
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Genre/Form: Historical prints, American
Art
History
Pictorial works
Art and the war
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark E Neely; Harold Holzer
ISBN: 0807825107 9780807825105
OCLC Number: 40830176
Description: 266 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Introduction, flag mania: our heaven-born banner --
The defenders of the Union: heroic tradition and the popular military portrait --
In camp and on campaign: eyewitness portfolios of soldier life --
The domestic blockade: the home front in prints --
Twilight of the wooden ships: technology and tradition in Navy prints --
Slow and steady wins the race: the 1864 presidential campaign in the graphic arts --
The real men of the war: print portraits of the victors --
The entire field could be observed: Civil War battle prints --
Epilogue, toward a new Union image? --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index of illustrations --
General index.
Series Title: Civil War America.
Responsibility: Mark E. Neely, Jr. & Harold Holzer.

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During the American Civil War, popular prints were frequently used to depict, define and celebrate both the Union and Confederate cause. This text explores the graphic arts that portrayed the  Read more...

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Useful to scholars as well as the casual reader, this book is highly recommended for both academic and public libraries."Library Journal", starred review

 
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