Life in Civil War America

Overview

The Civil War is a fascinating time period in American history. Life in Civil War America, 2nd Edition provides readers with fast facts and statistics about the 1860s from military life to civilian life in both the North and South.

Topics covered include:

  • social and economic realities of daily life
  • common slang and idioms
  • diets of the era, ...
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Overview

The Civil War is a fascinating time period in American history. Life in Civil War America, 2nd Edition provides readers with fast facts and statistics about the 1860s from military life to civilian life in both the North and South.

Topics covered include:

  • social and economic realities of daily life
  • common slang and idioms
  • diets of the era, including recipes, food preparation and the impact of shortages and inflation on rations
  • civilian dress, military dress, and technology of the time.
The book focuses on the era, not just the events of the war. Period illustrations and photos further illuminate the era.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440310867
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 2/27/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 950,965
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael J. Varhola is an author, editor, and lecturer who specializes in non-fiction and travel-related subjects. His books include Everyday Life During the Civil War (Writer's Digest Books, 1999) and Fire and Ice: The Korean War, 1950–1953 (Savas Publishing, 2000). He is the founder and publisher of game development company Skirmisher Publishing LLC. Varhola studied in Denver and Paris before earning a degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Eric J. Wittenberg 8

Preface 10

Introduction: Discovering Your Civil War Ancestors 12

Chapter 1 North and South: One Nation, Two Peoples 18

The North

The South

The Union States

The Confederate States

United States Territories

Terms

Chapter 2 Where People Lived: Life in City, Town, and Country 44

Where People Lived in the North

Where People Lived in the South

Country Life

City Life

Architectural Styles

Costs of Homes and Housing

Terms

Chapter 3 Education: From Schoolhouses to Universities 60

Educational Movements

Education in the North

Education in the South

Education in U.S. Territories

Terms

Chapter 4 Slang and Idiom: How People and Events Shaped Language 78

A Nation of Many Tongues

Language in the North

Language in the South

Ethnic Influences

A War of Many Names

An Enemy by Any Other Name

The Written Word

Terms

Chapter 5 Religion: What People Believed 92

Regligious Denominations

The Great Awakenings

Benevolent Societies

Chaplains

Terms

Chapter 6 Fun and Games: How People Entertained Themselves 106

Entertainment in the North

Entertainment in the South

Games

Music

Reading

Sports

Theater

Circuses and Carnivals

Tobacco and Other Vices

Terms

Chapter 7 Wages and Currency: Coins, Greenbacks, and Postal Currency 126

Wages

Currency

Terms

Chapter 8 Clothing and Dry Goods: What Items Cost and the Impact of Shortages 138

Clothing

Other Shortages and Substitutions

Costs of Goods and Services

Terms

Chapter 9 Food and Diet: How People Ate at Home and on the War Front 158

Food in the North

Food in the South

Civilian Diet

Shortages and Inflation

Military Diet

Terms

Chapter 10 Technology: Inventions That Changed Life and Warfare 172

Technology in the North

Technology in the South

Military Technology

Medical Technology

Farm Technology

Rail Transportation

Communications

Photography

Terms

Chapter 11 The War on the Home Front: The Draft and Civil Unrest 192

The Northern View

The Southern View

Who Fought?

Slavery

Filling the Ranks

Reconstruction

American Terrorism

Terms

Chapter 12 Brothers at War: Billy Yank, Johnny Reb 208

The Armed Services

The Army

The Navy

The Marines

The Revenue Cutter Service

Terms

Chapter 13 Arms, Equipment, and Uniforms: Supplying the Servicemen 228

Nomenclatures

Small Arms

Melee Weapons

Heavy Weapons and Ammunitions

Infantry Weapons and Equipment

Cavalry Weapons and Equipment

Artillery Weapons and Equipment

Navy Weapons and Equipment

Marine Corps Weapons and Equipment

Revenue Cutter Service Weapons and Equipment

Other Items

Uniforms

Rank and Insignia

Flags

Looting

Terms

Appendix A Civil War Photography Maureen A. Taylor 254

Appendix B Civil War Timeline 265

Appendix C Bibliography and Recommended Books 282

Appendix D Resources 290

Appendix E Songs and Poetry 301

Index 306

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