Virginia's Civil War

Virginia's Civil War

by Peter Wallenstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813923158

ISBN-13: 9780813923154

Pub. Date: 02/03/2005

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

The twenty essays collected here explore the Virginia story throughout the Civil War era. Some contributors examine Robert E. Lee and the issues confronting his men, such as soldier morale and religious conversion. Others emphasize the wartime home front - in some cases reexamining its connection with the battlefront - or explore questions of gender, race, or religion…  See more details below

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The twenty essays collected here explore the Virginia story throughout the Civil War era. Some contributors examine Robert E. Lee and the issues confronting his men, such as soldier morale and religious conversion. Others emphasize the wartime home front - in some cases reexamining its connection with the battlefront - or explore questions of gender, race, or religion. Several essays extend the story into the postwar years and consider various Virginia individuals or groups in the context of the conflict's aftermath. Building on current knowledge, but often contesting conventional thinking, the essays give the most comprehensive view yet of Civil War Virginia, and suggest avenues of inquiry that remain to be explored.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813923154
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
02/03/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction1
The malleable man : Robert E. Lee in the American mind9
Robert E. Lee : myth and man19
Robert E. Lee and the concept of honor28
A man of constant sorrow : the enduring enigma of Robert E. Lee45
Slavery, nation, and ideology : Virginians on the grand tour in the 1850s61
Reluctant Protestant Confederates : the religious roots of conditional Unionism72
Christian love and marital violence : Baptists and war - danger and opportunity87
Religious belief and troop motivation : "for the smiles of my blessed saviour"101
Promoting the Confederate nation : the Southern illustrated news and the Civil War114
War comes home : Confederate women and Union soldiers123
Race and retaliation : the capture of African Americans during the Gettysburg campaign137
Queen Victoria's refugees : Afro-Virginians and Anglo-Confederate diplomacy152
Reading Marlboro Jones : a Georgia slave in Civil War Virginia165
Interracial love, Virginians' lies, and Donald McCaig's Jacob's ladder176
The Freedman's Bureau School in Lexington versus "General Lee's boys"189
Contested Unionism : William Pattie and the Southern Claims Commission201
Navigating modernity : the Bible, the new South. and Robert Lewis Dabney216
Surviving defeat : the trials of "Mrs. Ex-President Tyler"230
Gender relations in planter families : a postwar experiment and its lost legacy243
To honor her noble sons : the Ladies Memorial Association of Petersburg, 1866-1912256
Afterword271
App. 1Conditions for remaining in the Union, March-April 1861275
App. 2The Virginia Secession Ordinance, April 1861276
App. 3"Slave narratives" of Virginia's Civil War277
App. 4Robert E. Lee in myth and memory285

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