Wars within a War: Controversy and Conflict over the American Civil War / Edition 1

Wars within a War: Controversy and Conflict over the American Civil War / Edition 1

by Joan Waugh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807832758

ISBN-13: 9780807832752

Pub. Date: 06/01/2009

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Comprised of essays from twelve leading scholars, this volume extends the discussion of Civil War controversies far past the death of the Confederacy in the spring of 1865. Contributors address, among other topics, Walt Whitman's poetry, the handling of the Union and Confederate dead, the treatment of disabled and destitute northern veterans, Ulysses S. Grant's

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Comprised of essays from twelve leading scholars, this volume extends the discussion of Civil War controversies far past the death of the Confederacy in the spring of 1865. Contributors address, among other topics, Walt Whitman's poetry, the handling of the Union and Confederate dead, the treatment of disabled and destitute northern veterans, Ulysses S. Grant's imposing tomb, and Hollywood's long relationship with the Lost Cause narrative. The contributors are William Blair, Stephen Cushman, Drew Gilpin Faust, Gary W. Gallagher, J. Matthew Gallman, Joseph T. Glatthaar, Harold Holzer, James Marten, Stephanie McCurry, James M. McPherson, Carol Reardon, and Joan Waugh.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807832752
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Series:
Civil War America Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Joan Waugh Waugh, Joan Gary W. Gallagher Gallagher, Gary W.

Women Numerous and Armed: Gender and the Politics of Subsistence in the Civil War South Stephanie McCurry McCurry, Stephanie 1

Friend or Foe: Treason and the Second Confiscation Act William Blair Blair, William 27

My Enemies Are Crushed: McClellan and Lincoln James M. McPherson McPherson, James M. 52

Profile in Leadership: Generalship and Resistance in Robert E. Lee's First Month in Command of the Army of Northern Virginia Joseph T. Glatthaar Glatthaar, Joseph T. 68

In Your Hands That Musket Means Liberty: African American Soldiers and the Battle of Olustee J. Matthew Gallman Gallman, J. Matthew 87

With Malice toward Both: Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis in Caricature Harold Holzer Holzer, Harold 109

Walt Whitman's Real Wars Stephen Cushman Cushman, Stephen 137

Hollywood Has It Both Ways: The Rise, Fall, and Reappearance of the Lost Cause in American Film Gary W. Gallagher Gallagher, Gary W. 157

Battle over the Bodies: Burying and Reburying the Civil War Dead, 1865-1871 Drew Gilpin Faust Faust, Drew Gilpin 184

Not a Veteran in the Poorhouse: Civil War Pensions and Soldiers' Homes James Marten Marten, James 202

William T. Sherman in Postwar Georgia's Collective Memory, 1864-1914 Carol Reardon Reardon, Carol 223

The Nation's Greatest Hero Should Rest in the Nation's Greatest City Joan Waugh Waugh, Joan 249

Contributors 279

Index 281

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