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Northern Character: College-Educated New Englanders, Honor, Nationalism, and Leadership in the Civil War Era

Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271818
eISBN:
9780823271863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271818.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book examines the development and application of character, a code of honor that motivated the gentleman class of the North during the Civil War Era. The “New Brahmins,” college-educated men who ... More


Abraham Lincoln, Manhood, and Nineteenth-Century American Political Culture

Michael Thomas Smith

in This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War-Era North

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823245680
eISBN:
9780823252664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245680.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The struggle over interpreting Abraham Lincoln's image and character during his long political career reveals much about the contested terrain of appropriate male behavior in mid-nineteenth century ... More


To Act Like Men: Building Character in the New Brahmins

Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai

in Northern Character: College-Educated New Englanders, Honor, Nationalism, and Leadership in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271818
eISBN:
9780823271863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271818.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the development and New Brahmins’ understanding of the concept of northern honor or character. Colleges taught their young men to think independently, restrain their emotions, ... More


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