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Weirding the war : stories from the Civil War's ragged edges

Author: Stephen William Berry
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2011.
Series: Uncivil wars.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen William Berry
ISBN: 9780820334134 0820334138 9780820341279 0820341274
OCLC Number: 714505184
Description: xiii, 385 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Letting the war slip through our hands : material culture and the weakness of words in the Civil War era / Michael DeGruccio --
The pleasures of Civil War ruins / Megan Kate Nelson --
Confederate menace : sequestration on the North Carolina home front / Rodney J. Steward --
The tale of three Kates : outlaw women, loyalty, and Missouri's long Civil War / LeeAnn Whites --
"Days of lightly-won and lightly-held hearts" : courtship and coquetry in the Southern Confederacy / Anya Jabour --
Love is a battlefield : Lizzie Alsop's flirtation with the Confederacy / Steven E. Nash --
Dissecting the torture of Mrs. Owens : the story of a Civil War atrocity / Barton A. Myers --
Hungry people in the wartime South : civilians, armies, and the food supply / Joan E. Cashin --
The historian as death investigator / Stephen Berry. How a cold snap in Kentucky led to freedom for thousands : an environmental story of emancipation / Amy Murrell Taylor --
Rituals of horsemanship : a speculation on the ring tournament and the origins of the Ku Klux Klan / Paul Christopher Anderson --
The loyal deserters : African American soldiers and community in Civil War Memphis / Andrew L. Slap --
The arrest and court martial of Captain George Dobson / Kenneth W. Noe --
Soldier-speak / Peter S. Carmichael --
The Civil War career of General James Abbott Whistler / Daniel E. Sutherland --
Confederate amputees and the women who loved (or tried to love) them / Brian Craig Miller --
"Will they ever be able to forget?" : Confederate soldiers and mental illness in the defeated South / Diane Miller Sommerville --
Ira Forbes's war / Lesley J. Gordon --
Afterword / Michael Fellman.
Series Title: Uncivil wars.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen Berry.

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