Psychological Consequences of the American Civil War

Psychological Consequences of the American Civil War

by R. Gregory Lande

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The conclusion of America's Civil War set off an ongoing struggle as a fractured society suffered the psychological consequences of four years of destruction, deprivation and distrust. Veterans experienced climbing rates of depression, suicide, mental illness, crime, and alcohol and drug abuse. Survivors, leery of conventional medicine and traditional religion, sought out quacks and spiritualists as cult memberships grew. This book provides a comprehensive account of the war-weary fighting their mental demons.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476626949
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/26/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 835,412
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

R. Gregory Lande is an independent history scholar whose military and medical experiences guide his research. The author of numerous articles and books, he lives in Winter Garden, Florida.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Introduction 3
One—Sadness and Suicide 13
Two—A Loss of Faith 39
Three—Promising Much and Delivering Little 76
Four—Intemperance 99
Five—Carnival of Crime 123
Six—Pretentious Panaceas 170
Seven—Return of Reason 193
Chapter Notes 209
Bibliography 225
Index 239

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