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Civil War Washington : history, place, and digital scholarship

Author: Susan C Lawrence
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While it is impossible to re-create the tumultuous Washington DC of the Civil War, Civil War Washington sets out to examine the nation's capital during the Civil War along with the digital platform (civilwardc.org) that reimagines it during those turbulent years. Among the many topics covered in the volume is the federal government's experiment in compensated emancipation, which went into effect when all of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Civil War Washington.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2015
(DLC) 2014042991
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan C Lawrence
ISBN: 9780803269934 0803269935
OCLC Number: 903985612
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Civil War Washington: the city and the site / Susan C. Lawrence, Elizabeth Lorang, Brett Barney, and Kenneth M. Price --
Developing Civil War Washington / Katherine L. Walter, Elizabeth Lorang, Stacy Rickel, and Karin Dalziel --
Historical geography, GIS, and Civil War Washington / Rob Shepard --
Emancipation in the District of Columbia / Kenneth J. Winkle --
Mining the compensated emancipation petitions / Kenneth J. Winkle --
Military hospitals in the Department of Washington / Susan C. Lawrence --
Reading Civil War medical cases / Susan C. Lawrence --
Poetry, Washington DC's hospital newspapers, and the Civil War / Elizabeth Lorang --
Walt Whitman in Civil War Washington / Kenneth M. Price.
Responsibility: edited by Susan C. Lawrence.

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Sets out to examine the nation's capital during the Civil War along with the digital platform that reimagines it during those turbulent years. The book provides insights into the complex and  Read more...

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