Civil War America: Voices from the Home Front

Civil War America: Voices from the Home Front

by James Marten, James Marten
     
 

ISBN-10: 1576072371

ISBN-13: 9781576072370

Pub. Date: 04/04/2003

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

A revealing compilation of essays documenting the effects of the Civil War and its aftermath on Americans—young and old, black and white, northern and southern.

• 26 essays on varied topics such as the impact of the war on children, as seen in Oliver Optic's Civil War: Northern Children and the Literary War for the Union, and the aftermath of

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Overview

A revealing compilation of essays documenting the effects of the Civil War and its aftermath on Americans—young and old, black and white, northern and southern.

• 26 essays on varied topics such as the impact of the war on children, as seen in Oliver Optic's Civil War: Northern Children and the Literary War for the Union, and the aftermath of the war, chronicled in The Devil's War: The Stories of Ambrose Bierce

• A wide range of primary source documents including book excerpts, diaries, personal letters, newspaper articles, and magazine articles

• Drawings, etchings, and photographs depicting battles, soldiers, and the families left behind

• A selected bibliography and general works offering information and analysis about the Confederate and Union home fronts during the Civil War

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576072370
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/04/2003
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: "A People's War"
Pt. ISouthern Civilians under Siege
1The Last Fire-Eater: Edmund Ruffin3
2Times to Try a Woman's Soul17
3A Miserable, Frightened Life: Southern Refugees27
4"A Species of Passionate Insanity": Women of Vicksburg41
5Culture Clash: Invaders and Rebels in the Occupied South53
6A Lukewarm People: Home Front Dissenters in the Confederacy65
7"I Ain't Ashamed of Nuthin": Bill Arp Explains the Confederate Home Front75
Pt. IINorthern Society at War
8George Templeton Strong and the Serious Job of Journalizing87
9Reporting the War: Civil War Journalism in the North99
10Literary Nurses: Louisa May Alcott and Walt Whitman113
11Thinking Big: Love and Advice from Civil War Fathers125
12A Record of Munificence: Supporting the Troops135
13"The Bloody Week": The New York City Draft Riots147
Pt. IIIThe Children's Civil War
14Rabid Partisans among Their Playmates161
15What a Difference a War Makes: A Northern Boy and a Southern Girl171
16Playing Soldier: Phip Flaxen and the Watermelon War181
17Oliver Optic's Civil War: Northern Children and the Literary War for the Union193
Pt. IVAfrican Americans and the War
18Havens and Hellholes: Challenges and Opportunities in the Contraband Camps209
19Testing the Boundaries: Slave Lives in the Confederacy223
20Free to Learn: Educating Freedpeople235
Pt. VAftermaths
21"That Such a Thing Could Ever Happen": The Death of a President253
22Out at the Soldiers' Home: Union Veterans267
23Children of the Battlefield: Soldiers' Orphans279
24Up from Slavery: African Americans after the War291
25"True Soldiers of the Southern Cross": Confederate Women and the Lost Cause303
26The Devil's Civil War: The Stories of Ambrose Bierce317
Bibliographical Essay329
Index335

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