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Buying and selling Civil War memory in Gilded Age America

Buying and selling Civil War memory in Gilded Age America

Author: James Alan Marten; Caroline E Janney
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2021]
Series: Uncivil wars.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Buying and Selling the Civil War is a collection of original essays about the marketing and selling of Civil War memory during the postwar economic boom known as the "Gilded Age." The editors, Marten and Janney, both renowned scholars for their studies of the Civil War, provide a new framework for examining the intersections of material culture, consumerism, and contested memory. Each essay offers a case study of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Alan Marten; Caroline E Janney
ISBN: 9780820359663 0820359661 9780820359656 0820359653
OCLC Number: 1197851688
Description: 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: All true soldiers : defining veteranhood --
A simple business speculation : the selling of a Civil War prison / John Neff --
Buying and selling health and manhood : Civil War veterans and opiate addiction "cures" / Johathan S. Jones --
Premium veteranhood : Union veterans and manhood in post-Civil War America, 1879-1900 / Kevin R. Caprice --
"Let every comrade lend us a hand" : George E. Lemon and the National Tribune / Crompton R. Burton --
Outfitting the Lost Cause : the re-creation of southern identity through Confederate veterans' uniforms, 1865 to the 1920s --
"A book that we want to hand down to posterity" : social memory by subscription in the Military Annals of Tennessee / Edward John Harcourt Attention company : marketing and advertising --
"American originals" : the Monitor and the Merrimack as marketing machines / Anna Gibson Holloway and Jonathan W. White --
"Let us have peace" : commercial representations of reunion and reconciliation after the U.S. Civil War / Amanda Brickell Bellows --
Marketing the "great hero" : Duke Cigarette's short histories of Civil War generals' lives / Natalie Sweet --
"The national debt may be a national blessing" : debt as an instrument of character in the Civil War era / David K. Thomson Coming to tell the tale : imagining the war --
Marketing the dead : the Civil War in 3-D and 2-D --
Big ideas in a little box : nation building in Milton Bradley's myriopticon / Margaret Fairgrieve Milanick --
"A victorious Union" : Oliver Optic sells the Civil War to northern youths, 1863-1898 / Paul Ringel --
Vigorous men with something to say : Civil War lecturers in Gilded Age America / James Marten --
A new and unique show : the rise and fall of Civil War cycloramas / Caroline E. Janney.
Series Title: Uncivil wars.
Responsibility: edited by James Marten and Caroline E. Janney.


What can consumerism and material culture teach us about how ordinary Americans remembered their Civil War? This book explores ways in which Americans remembered the war in their everyday lives. Each  Read more...


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