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.
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 Media||1|
|2.||A Thrilling Northern War: Gender, Race, and Sensational Popular War Literature||27|
|3.||From Necessary Evil to National Blessing: The Northern Protestant Clergy Interpret the Civil War||61|
|4.||Let the Nation Be Your Bank: The Civil War Bond Drives and the Construction of National Patriotism||90|
|5.||Freedom, Union, and Power: The Ideology of the Republican Party during the Civil War||120|
|6.||Beyond Politics: Patriotism and Partisanship on the Northern Home Front||145|
|7.||A Monstrous Doctrine? Northern Women on Dependency during the Civil War||170|
|8.||Joseph Henry's Smithsonian during the Civil War||189|
|9.||Civil War Church Trials: Repressing Dissent on the Northern Home Front||214|
|10.||"A White Man's State in New England": Race, Party, and Suffrage in Civil War Connecticut||243|
|11.||The Confiscation Acts: The North Strikes Back||280|
|12.||Modernization and the Federal System: The Example of Kentucky and Its War Claims against the United States Government||326|
|About the Contributors||353|