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Civil War America : voices from the home front

Author: James Alan Marten; ABC-Clio Information Services.
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
A revealing compilation of essays documenting the effects of the Civil War and its aftermath on Americans--young and old, black and white, northern and southern. The American Civil War was truly a "people's war," where neighbor fought neighbor and brother fought brother. Families and friends were as painfully divided as North and South. What impact did the bloodiest and mostly costly war in American history have on  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Personal narratives
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Marten, James Alan.
Civil War America.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2003
(DLC) 2002154377
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Alan Marten; ABC-Clio Information Services.
ISBN: 1851095020 9781851095025 1280711175 9781280711176 9781576072370 1576072371
OCLC Number: 53275619
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 346 pages) : illustrations
Contents: pt. 1. Southern civilians under siege. The last fire-eater : Edmund Ruffin --
Times to try a woman's soul --
A miserable, frightened life : Southern refugees --
"A species of passionate insanity" : women of Vicksburg --
Culture clash : invaders and rebels in the occupied South --
A lukewarm people : home front dissenters in the Confederacy --
"I ain't ashamed of nuthin" : Bill Arp explains the Confederate home front --
pt. 2. Northern society at war. George Templeton Strong and the serious job of journalizing --
Reporting the war : Civil War journalism in the North --
Literary nurses : Louisa May Alcott and Walt Whitman --
Thinking big : love and advice from Civil War fathers --
A record of munificence : supporting the troops --
"The bloody week" : the New York City draft riots --
pt. 3. The children's Civil War. Rabid partisans among their playmates --
What a difference a war makes --
A Northern boy and a Southern girl --
Playing soldier : Phip Flaxen and the watermelon war --
Oliver Optic's Civil War : Northern children and the literary war for the Union --
pt. 4. African Americans and the war. Havens and hellholes : challenges and opportunities in the contraband camps --
Testing the boundaries : slave lives in the Confederacy --
Free to learn : educating freedpeople --
pt. 5. Aftermaths. "That such a thing could ever happen" : the death of a president --
Out at the soldiers' home : Union veterans --
Children of the battlefield : soldiers' orphans --
Up from slavery : African Americans after the war --
"True soldiers of the Southern cross" : Confederate women and the lost cause --
The devil's Civil War : the stories of Ambrose Bierce.
Responsibility: James Marten.
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A revealing compilation of essays documenting the effects of the Civil War and its aftermath on Americans-young and old, black and white, northern and southern.  Read more...


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"The first scholarly treatment of the war's youngest participant's and observers-engagingly retells the wartime stories of civilians dealing with the traumatic changes set in motion by the conflict. Read more...

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