The Resource Civil War America : voices from the home front, James Marten

Civil War America : voices from the home front, James Marten

Label
Civil War America : voices from the home front
Title
Civil War America
Title remainder
voices from the home front
Statement of responsibility
James Marten
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Out of the three million who fought, six hundred thousand died. The U.S. Civil War affected not only the soldiers who fought, but everyone. It was a war that forever altered the lives of countless men, women, and children. Diaries, letters, journal entries, and newspaper articles recount the stories, feelings, and actions of people who experienced the war firsthand. In addition, this illuminating collection: brings together in one source information and experiences from the North and South, black and white, young and old, male and female; includes the writings of George Templeton Strong, Louisa May Alcott, Walt Whitman, and Ambrose Bierce; gives firsthand accounts of key events like the draft riots in New York City and the Siege of Vicksburg; and conveys the complexity of relationships between soldiers and civilians, Northerners and Southern African Americans, Union men and Southern women." "Civil War America: Voices from the Home Front recounts the personal experiences of slaves, slave owners, refugees, dissenters, journalists, veterans, widows, and orphans alike. Civil War buffs, students, scholars, and general readers will read stories of the war never told before."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marten, James Alan
Dewey number
973.7/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E468.9
LC item number
.M127 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Civil War America : voices from the home front, James Marten
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Southern civilians under siege. The last fire-eater : Edmund Ruffin -- Times to try a woman's soul -- A miserable, frightened life : Southern refugees -- "A species of passionate insanity" : women of Vicksburg -- Culture clash : invaders and rebels in the occupied South -- A lukewarm people : home front dissenters in the Confederacy -- "I ain't ashamed of nuthin" : Bill Arp explains the Confederate home front -- pt. 2. Northern society at war. George Templeton Strong and the serious job of journalizing -- Reporting the war : Civil War journalism in the North -- Literary nurses : Louisa May Alcott and Walt Whitman -- Thinking big : love and advice from Civil War fathers -- A record of munificence : supporting the troops -- "The bloody week" : the New York City draft riots -- pt. 3. The children's Civil War. Rabid partisans among their playmates -- What a difference a war makes -- A Northern boy and a Southern girl -- Playing soldier : Phip Flaxen and the watermelon war -- Oliver Optic's Civil War : Northern children and the literary war for the Union -- pt. 4. African Americans and the war. Havens and hellholes : challenges and opportunities in the contraband camps -- Testing the boundaries : slave lives in the Confederacy -- Free to learn : educating freedpeople -- pt. 5. Aftermaths. "That such a thing could ever happen" : the death of a president -- Out at the soldiers' home : Union veterans -- Children of the battlefield : soldiers' orphans -- Up from slavery : African Americans after the war -- "True soldiers of the Southern cross" : Confederate women and the lost cause -- The devil's Civil War : the stories of Ambrose Bierce
Control code
ocm51204132
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 346 pages
Isbn
9781576072370
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002154377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)51204132
Label
Civil War America : voices from the home front, James Marten
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Southern civilians under siege. The last fire-eater : Edmund Ruffin -- Times to try a woman's soul -- A miserable, frightened life : Southern refugees -- "A species of passionate insanity" : women of Vicksburg -- Culture clash : invaders and rebels in the occupied South -- A lukewarm people : home front dissenters in the Confederacy -- "I ain't ashamed of nuthin" : Bill Arp explains the Confederate home front -- pt. 2. Northern society at war. George Templeton Strong and the serious job of journalizing -- Reporting the war : Civil War journalism in the North -- Literary nurses : Louisa May Alcott and Walt Whitman -- Thinking big : love and advice from Civil War fathers -- A record of munificence : supporting the troops -- "The bloody week" : the New York City draft riots -- pt. 3. The children's Civil War. Rabid partisans among their playmates -- What a difference a war makes -- A Northern boy and a Southern girl -- Playing soldier : Phip Flaxen and the watermelon war -- Oliver Optic's Civil War : Northern children and the literary war for the Union -- pt. 4. African Americans and the war. Havens and hellholes : challenges and opportunities in the contraband camps -- Testing the boundaries : slave lives in the Confederacy -- Free to learn : educating freedpeople -- pt. 5. Aftermaths. "That such a thing could ever happen" : the death of a president -- Out at the soldiers' home : Union veterans -- Children of the battlefield : soldiers' orphans -- Up from slavery : African Americans after the war -- "True soldiers of the Southern cross" : Confederate women and the lost cause -- The devil's Civil War : the stories of Ambrose Bierce
Control code
ocm51204132
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 346 pages
Isbn
9781576072370
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002154377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)51204132

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