An Uncommon Time: The Civil War and the Northern Front

An Uncommon Time: The Civil War and the Northern Front

by Paul A. Cimbala, Randall M. Miller



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An Uncommon Time: The Civil War and the Northern Front by Paul A. Cimbala, Randall M. Miller

These original essays bring fresh perspectives to our understanding of the impact of the Civil War on daily life in the northern states. From family, race, religion, and popular culture to political organization and party ideology, the essays chronicle the many dimensions of the “uncommon time” of the North’s Civil War.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823221950
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 01/01/2002
Series: North's Civil War Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 362
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Paul A. Cimbala is Professor of History at Fordham University and editor of the Press’s series The North’s Civil War and Reconstructing America.

Randall M. Miller is the William Dirk Warren ’05 Sesquicentennial Chair and Professor of History at Saint Joseph’s University. He is author or editor of numerous books. Among his books related to the Civil War are, as coeditor, Religion and the American Civil War (Oxford University Press, 1998), and The Birth of the Grand Old Party: The Republicans’ First Generation (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002). His most recent book, coauthored with Paul Cimbala, is The Northern Home Front in the Civil War (Praeger, 2012).

Table of Contents

1.A Terrible Fascination: The Portrayal of Combat in the Civil War Media1
2.A Thrilling Northern War: Gender, Race, and Sensational Popular War Literature27
3.From Necessary Evil to National Blessing: The Northern Protestant Clergy Interpret the Civil War61
4.Let the Nation Be Your Bank: The Civil War Bond Drives and the Construction of National Patriotism90
5.Freedom, Union, and Power: The Ideology of the Republican Party during the Civil War120
6.Beyond Politics: Patriotism and Partisanship on the Northern Home Front145
7.A Monstrous Doctrine? Northern Women on Dependency during the Civil War170
8.Joseph Henry's Smithsonian during the Civil War189
9.Civil War Church Trials: Repressing Dissent on the Northern Home Front214
10."A White Man's State in New England": Race, Party, and Suffrage in Civil War Connecticut243
11.The Confiscation Acts: The North Strikes Back280
12.Modernization and the Federal System: The Example of Kentucky and Its War Claims against the United States Government326
About the Contributors353

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