Patriotism by proxy : the Civil War draft and the cultural formation of citizen-soldiers, 1863-1865 (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Patriotism by proxy : the Civil War draft and the cultural formation of citizen-soldiers, 1863-1865

Author: Colleen Glenney Boggs
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2020. ©2020
Series: Oxford studies in American literary history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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At the height of the Civil War in 1863, the Union instated the first-ever federal draft. 'Patriotism By Proxy' develops a new understanding of the connections between American literature and American lives by focusing on this historic moment when the military transformed both. Paired with the Emancipation Proclamation, the 1863 draft inaugurated new relationships between the nation and its citizens. A massive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colleen Glenney Boggs
ISBN: 0198863675 9780198863670
OCLC Number: 1142327582
Description: xii, 179 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Public Reading and the Civil War Draft Lottery --
"We are Coming, Father Abraham": Draft Substitutes and the Parodic Politics of Representation --
Alter Egos: Biopolitical Subjectivity and the Economics of Substitution --
The Heroic Substitute: African American Writers and the Formation of Black Citizen-Soldiers --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Oxford studies in American literary history.
Responsibility: Colleen Glenney Boggs.

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At the height of the American Civil War in 1863 the Union instated the first ever federal draft. This book examines the draft as a cultural formation and develops a new understanding of the  Read more...

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