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Title Civil War America : a social and cultural history / edited by Maggi M. Morehouse and Zoe Trodd
Published New York : Routledge, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 326 pages)
Contents Dissent and disobedience. Draft resistance and rioting / Shannon Smith Bennett -- Southern dissent / David Williams -- Women soldiers / Rachel Redfern -- Labor and land. The domestic sphere / Phyllis Thompson -- Labor organizations / Mark A. Lause -- Commerce and industry / Daniel Rasmussen -- The environment / Megan Kate Nelson -- Religion and reform. Religion in the South / Thomas Lawrence Long -- Religion in the North / James R. Rohrer -- Reform and welfare societies / Lauren Brandt -- Health and education. Higher education / A.J. Angulo and Kimberly Cook -- Military schools / Bradford A. Wineman -- Military medicines / Guy R. Hasegawa -- Civilian healthcare / James M. Schmidt -- Ethnic American lives. Slave emancipation / Sharon A. Roger Hepburn -- Black troops / Maggi M. Morehouse -- Immigrants / Jennifer A. Stollman -- Native Americans / W. Craig Gaines -- Literature and visual culture. Newspapers / Brayton Harris -- Literature / Vanessa Steinroetter -- Photography / Mandy A. Reid -- Painting and illustration / Jennifer Raab -- Leisure and performance. Music / Jack Hamilton -- Theater / Laura M. Ansley and Renée M. Sentilles -- Baseball / Ryan Swanson -- Sacred and secular holidays / Suanna H. Davis -- Death and aftermath. Death and dying / Nicole Keller Day -- Veterans / John Casey -- Competing memories / James M. Gillispie
Summary "As war raged on the battlefields of the Civil War, men and women all over the nation continued their daily routines. They celebrated holidays, ran households, wrote letters, read newspapers, joined unions, attended plays, and graduated from high school and college. Civil War America reveals how Americans, both Northern and Southern, lived during the Civil War -- the ways they worked, expressed themselves artistically, organized their family lives, treated illness, and worshipped. Written by specialists, the chapters in this book cover the war's impact on the economy, the role of the federal government, labor, welfare and reform efforts, the Indian nations, universities, healthcare and medicine, news coverage, photography, and a host of other topics that flesh out the lives of ordinary Americans who just happened to be living through the biggest conflict in American history. Along with the original material presented in the book chapters, the website accompanying the book is a treasure trove of primary sources, both textual and visual, keyed for each chapter topic. Civil War America and its companion website uncover seismic shifts in the cultural and social landscape of the United States, providing the perfect addition to any course on the Civil War."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject American Civil War (1861-1865)
HISTORY -- United States -- Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Social aspects
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Morehouse, Maggi M., 1953-
Trodd, Zoe
ISBN 0203095162
1136211837
9780203095164
9781136211836