Daily Life in Civil War America (Daily Life Through History Series) / Edition 2 by Dorothy Denneen Volo, James M. Volo | | 9780313366031 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Daily Life in Civil War America (Daily Life Through History Series) / Edition 2
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Daily Life in Civil War America (Daily Life Through History Series) / Edition 2

by Dorothy Denneen Volo, James M. Volo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313366039

ISBN-13: 9780313366031

Pub. Date: 10/31/2009

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Based on extensive research into newly discovered documents, this new edition of the popular volume offers an updated look at the daily lives of ordinary citizens caught up in the Civil War.

• Includes excerpts from a wide range of first-person original writings, including diaries, letters, journals, and newspaper articles

• Presents over 50 images,

Overview

Based on extensive research into newly discovered documents, this new edition of the popular volume offers an updated look at the daily lives of ordinary citizens caught up in the Civil War.

• Includes excerpts from a wide range of first-person original writings, including diaries, letters, journals, and newspaper articles

• Presents over 50 images, including photographs, posters, and contemporary illustrations, much of it from the author's own collection

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313366031
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/31/2009
Series:
Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
397
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Revised Edition xi

Chronology xv

Part I History, Politics, and Slavery

1 The Historian's War 3

19th-century America 3

Sowing the Seeds of Conflict 7

A Divided Economy 9

Modernization 10

Politics as Usual 13

2 Politics: The National Hobby 17

The Politics of Division 17

The Election of 1860 22

Secession 25

Fire-Eaters 26

The Southern Radical Press 27

The Act of Disunion 28

3 The American Zion 35

The Perfect Nation 35

Growing Government 37

Urbanization 39

Religion 42

Reform Movements 44

The Temperance Movement 44

The Prevention of Pauperism 47

The Value of a Dollar 50

The North Finances the War 51

4 On Behalf of Southern Independence 57

Southern Nationalism 57

Reestablishing the American Revolution 61

Financing Disunion 64

Blockade Runners 66

The Bread Riots 68

5 The Peculiar Institution: Slavery 71

The Slave Trade 71

Plantation Slavery 76

Slave Clothing 79

Slave Work Week 79

Slave Food 80

Slave Entertainment 81

Legal Rights for Slaves and Discipline 81

Draft Riots 83

Black Churches 84

The Slave Family 85

Miscegenation 86

6 Abolition 93

The Anti-Slavery Movement 93

Suppression of the Slave Trade 94

Gradualism and Colonization 96

Abolitionists 101

Black Anti-Slavery Activists 104

Slaveowners 104

Slavery and the Courts 106

Mutiny on the Amistad 106

The Lemmon Case 107

The Dred Scott Decision 108

Fugitive Slaves 109

From Slavery to Contraband 111

Part II Soldiers' Lives

7 Billy Yank and Johnny Reb 119

Common Soldiers 119

Boys in War 129

Partisan Warfare 131

Conscription 132

Prisoners of War 134

Disbanding the Armies 135

8 Hardtack andCoffee 139

Supplying the Army with Grub 139

Army Food 140

Cookware 140

The Commissary 141

Foodstuffs 142

Canned Foods 143

Camp Rations 144

Marching Rations 144

Sutlers 144

Officers' Mess 146

Foraging 146

Fresh Meat 149

Preserved Meats 150

Fresh Bread 151

Hardtack 151

Cornbread 153

Coffee 153

Salt and Life 155

9 Tenting Tonight: The Solider's Life 159

Shelter 159

Equipment 166

Uniforms 170

Camp Life and Recreation 172

10 Tactics and Strategy 177

Strategy 177

Geography 179

Raiders 182

Railroads 184

Roads 187

Military Organization 188

Armies 192

Corps and Divisions 194

Tactics 195

Ancillary Units 198

Medical Service 199

Moral Awakening 201

Women at War 202

11 Seeing the Elephant: The Realities of Life in Battle 205

Marching to War 207

Making Contact 209

A Day of Battle 210

Wounded in Battle 216

Climax 219

The Aftermath 220

Part III Civilians' Lives

12 Be It Ever So Humble 231

The Front Hall 231

The Parlor 232

The Library 238

The Dining Room 239

The Kitchen 239

The Bedrooms 241

The Nursery 241

The Necessary 243

13 Leisure Time 245

Literature 245

Newspapers 253

Availability of Reading Material 256

Women Writers 257

Photography 257

Optical Novelties 259

Cultural Institutions 260

Reading Clubs 261

Lectures 261

Games 262

Croquet 263

Social Calls 263

Ladies' Crafts 264

14 Feast or Famine: Food and Cooking 271

Storage 271

Modern Advancement 272

Food Attitudes 274

Common Foods 274

Food Prices 276

The War's Effect 276

Shortages 277

Supplementing the Troops 281

15 The Look: Fashion and Women's Clothing 283

Women's Clothing 284

The Dress 284

Undergarments 291

Outerwear 293

Headgear 293

Ancillary Clothing 295

Footwear 296

Accessories 297

Jewelry 298

Hairstyles 299

16 Dressed for the Part: Men's, Children's, and Slaves Clothing 303

Men's Clothing 303

Children's Clothing 308

Slaves' Clothing 313

17 Elevating and Expanding the Young Mind 317

18 Till the Mournful Night Is Gone: Death and Dying 329

19 The Effects of Warfare on Families 345

A Devastated Landscape 345

An Absence of Men 348

Children of War 352

Soldiers' Orphans 354

Whose Children Are These? 356

The Orphan Trains 357

20 Copperheads 361

Clement Vallandigham 363

Anti-Confederate Southerners 366

Watching a Free Government Die 369

Glossary of Civil War Period Terms 375

Selected Bibliography 381

Index 389

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