Warriors into Workers: The Civil War and the Formation of the Urban-Industrial Society in a Northern City

Warriors into Workers: The Civil War and the Formation of the Urban-Industrial Society in a Northern City

by Russell Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0823222691

ISBN-13: 9780823222698

Pub. Date: 09/12/2003

Publisher: Fordham University Press

In this portrait of Dubuque, Iowa, Russell Johnson combines personal narratives with social, political, and economic analysis to shed new light on what the War meant for one city and for the rapidly growing north. Johnson examines the experiences of Dubuque's soldiers and their families to answer crucial questions: What impact did the Civil War have on the

Overview

In this portrait of Dubuque, Iowa, Russell Johnson combines personal narratives with social, political, and economic analysis to shed new light on what the War meant for one city and for the rapidly growing north. Johnson examines the experiences of Dubuque's soldiers and their families to answer crucial questions: What impact did the Civil War have on the economic and social life of Dubuque? How did military service affect the social mobility of veterans? And how did army service, as a form of industrial organization, help create a modern workforce? Warriors into Workers makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the formation of American industrial society, and addresses key issues in labor history, military history, political culture, and gender.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823222698
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
09/12/2003
Series:
North's Civil War Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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