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Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary

Josie Underwood

Nancy Disher Baird (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125312
eISBN:
9780813135151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125312.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

A well-educated, outspoken member of a politically prominent family in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Josie Underwood (1840–1923) left behind one of the few intimate accounts of the Civil War written by a ... More


Civil War Citizens: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in America's Bloodiest Conflict

Susannah J. Ural (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785690
eISBN:
9780814785737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785690.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

At its core, the Civil War was a conflict over the meaning of citizenship. Most famously, it became a struggle over whether or not to grant rights to a group that stood outside the pale of ... More


Defining Duty in the Civil War: Personal Choice, Popular Culture, and the Union Home Front

J. Matthew Gallman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620992
eISBN:
9781469623184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620992.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Civil War thrust Americans onto unfamiliar terrain, as two competing societies mobilized for four years of bloody conflict. Concerned Northerners turned to the print media for guidance on how to ... More


“Neither War nor Peace”: West Virginia’s Reconstruction Experience

Randall S. Gooden

in Reconstructing Appalachia: The Civil War's Aftermath

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125817
eISBN:
9780813135533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125817.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

A combination of political, social, and economic circumstances made peace elusive in West Virginia at the close of the Civil War. Although historians have touched upon the political and social issues ... More


The Supreme Court on Private Property and War

Burrus M. Carnahan

in Act of Justice: Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the Law of War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124636
eISBN:
9780813134871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124636.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the application of the laws of war that focus primarily on the relations between enemies, and not persons on the same side. It presents two nineteenth-century decisions of the ... More


Striped Pants and Empty Heads: The Fools, Swells, and Jesters of the Civil War

J. Matthew Gallman

in Defining Duty in the Civil War: Personal Choice, Popular Culture, and the Union Home Front

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620992
eISBN:
9781469623184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620992.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the satirical figures that characterized wartime literature. At the onset of the Civil War, the newspapers and periodicals accorded the war its due solemnity, though it wasn’t ... More


Shifting Loyalties: The Union Occupation of Eastern North Carolina

Judkin Browning

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834688
eISBN:
9781469603377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877722_browning
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the spring of 1862, Union forces marched into neighboring Carteret and Craven Counties in southeastern North Carolina, marking the beginning of an occupation that would continue for the rest of ... More


Lincoln's Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky

Elizabeth D. Leonard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835005
eISBN:
9781469602738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869383_leonard
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Joseph Holt, the stern, brilliant, and deeply committed Unionist from Kentucky, spent the first several months of the American Civil War successfully laboring to maintain Kentucky's loyalty to the ... More


“What Is a Person Worth at Such a Time”: New England College Students, Sectionalism, and Secession

Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai

in Children and Youth during the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796078
eISBN:
9780814763391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796078.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Drawing on the antebellum and wartime writings—including compositions, diaries, editorials, and letters—of more than twenty students from four New England schools (Amherst, Bowdoin, Dartmouth, and ... More


Our Duty: Sacrifice and Citizenship

J. Matthew Gallman

in Defining Duty in the Civil War: Personal Choice, Popular Culture, and the Union Home Front

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620992
eISBN:
9781469623184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620992.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter reflects on Abraham Lincoln’s memo regarding the conscription and the Constitution, which reveals poignant insights regarding wartime citizenship, or more broadly speaking, the ... More


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