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The Civil War in American Culture

The Civil War in American Culture

by Will Kaufman


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The Civil War is an event of great cultural significance, impacting upon American literature, film, music, electronic media, the marketplace and public performance. This book takes an innovative approach to this great event in American history, exploring its cultural origins and enduring cultural legacy. It focuses upon the place of the Civil War across the broad sweep of American cultural forms and practices and reveals important links between historical events and contemporary culture.The first chapter introduces a discussion of ante-bellum culture and the part cultural forces played in the sectional crisis that exploded into full-blown war in 1861. Subsequent chapters focus on particular themes, appropriations, interpretations and manifestations of the War as they have appeared in American culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780748619351
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 07/04/2006
Series: BAAS Paperbacks Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Will Kaufman is Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Central Lancashire

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