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Household war : how Americans lived and fought the Civil War

Author: Lisa Tendrich Frank; LeeAnn Whites
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2020]
Series: Uncivil wars.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Household War is a collection of essays that explores the Civil War through the household. According to the editors, the household served as 'the basic building block for American politics, economics, and social relations.' As such, the scholars of this volume make the case that the Civil War can be understood as a revolutionary moment in the transformation of the household order. From this vantage point, they look  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Informational works
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Tendrich Frank; LeeAnn Whites
ISBN: 9780820356310 082035631X 9780820356341 0820356344
OCLC Number: 1107843273
Description: 306 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the Civil War as a household war / Lisa Tendrich Frank and LeeAnn Whites --
The material world of Mary Todd Lincoln : her households in peace and war / Joan E. Cashin --
Householder and general : Lee's war as a household war / Joseph M. Beilein Jr. --
The divided houses of Ulysses S. Grant / Brooks D. Simpson --
The soldier's dream of home / Jonathan W. White --
"Now I can bear my ills patiently" : the expanding realm of Wisconsin households during the Civil War / Julie A. Mujic --
Written on the heart : soldiers' letters, the household supply line, and the relational war / LeeAnn Whites --
A "fearful family quarrel" : the Union assault on southern households as battle strategy / Lisa Tendrich Frank --
War's domestic corollary : Union occupation households in the Civil War South / Margaret Storey --
Creek and Seminole households on the trail of blood on ice / Andrew K. Frank --
Aid and comfort to the enemy : escaped prisoners and the home as site of war / Lorien Foote --
Disordered households : Reconstruction, Klan terror, and the law / Victoria E. Bynum --
Dead husband, dead son : widows, mothers-in-law, and mourning in the Confederacy / Angela Esco Elder --
Stand by your manhood : the United Confederate veterans and the rehabilitation of the Southern household / Brian Craig Miller --
Afterword : from household to personhood in America / Stephen Berry.
Series Title: Uncivil wars.
Responsibility: edited by Lisa Tendrich Frank and LeeAnn Whites.


Restores the centrality of households to the American Civil War. These essays complicate the distinctions between battlefront and homefront, soldier and civilian, and men and women. From this vantage  Read more...


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