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Yankee Correspondence: Civil War Letters between New England Soldiers and the Home Front
     

Yankee Correspondence: Civil War Letters between New England Soldiers and the Home Front

by Nina Silber
 

These letters by New England soldiers and their families, many published for the first time, speak of the hardships of the war, especially frustrations with the army, homefront suffering, and government policies. They are grouped by six major themes: the military experience, the meaning of the war, views of the South, politics on the home front, the personal

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These letters by New England soldiers and their families, many published for the first time, speak of the hardships of the war, especially frustrations with the army, homefront suffering, and government policies. They are grouped by six major themes: the military experience, the meaning of the war, views of the South, politics on the home front, the personal sacrifices of war, and the correspondence of one New England family.

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A collection of letters written by New England soldiers and their families, many published for the first time, grouped in six major themes: the military experience, the meaning of the war, views of the South, politics on the home front, the personal sacrifices of war, and finally, the correspondence of one particular family. B&w photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780813916682
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
06/29/1996
Series:
A Nation Divided: Studies in the Civil War Era Series
Pages:
169
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Nina Silber is Assistant Professor of History at Boston University. She is the author of The Romance of Reunion: Northerners and the South, 1865-1900 and coeditor (with Catherine Clinton) of Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil War. Mary Beth Sievens is a graduate student at Boston University.

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