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Empty sleeves : amputation in the Civil War South

Author: Brian Craig Miller
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2015]
Series: Uncivil wars.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This will be the first book about the Civil War to examine the meaning of amputation, and of amputees, in the U.S. South. Brian Craig Miller provides medical history of the procedure, looks at men who rejected amputation, and examines how Southern men and women adjusted their ideas about honor, masculinity, and love in response to the presence of large numbers of amputees during and after the war. While some  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Craig Miller
ISBN: 9780820343334 0820343331
OCLC Number: 1127453584
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 257 p. :) il.
Contents: Introduction: Empty sleeves in Civil War history and memory --
The surgeons : gray anatomy --
The patients : enduring the "fearfulest test" of manhood --
The women : reconstructing Confederate manhood --
The return : adjusting to dependency and disability --
The state : the politics of paying damages --
Epilogue --
Appendix A: Amputation statistics --
Appendix B: Prosthetic limb programs --
Appendix C: Pension programs.
Series Title: Uncivil wars.
Responsibility: Brian Craig Miller.

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The US Civil War acted like a battering ram on human beings, shattering both flesh and psyche. Brian Craig Miller shows in Empty Sleeves, the hospital emerged as the first arena where southerners  Read more...

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Miller's finest points are made in retelling the tragic stories of many of these Confederate soldiers, gathered from a thorough search through pension and medical records. Detailed footnotes and a Read more...

 
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