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Sex and the Civil War: Soldiers, Pornography, and the Making of American Morality

Judith Giesberg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631271
eISBN:
9781469631295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631271.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Civil War soldiers enjoyed unprecedented access to obscene materials of all sorts, including mass-produced erotic fiction, carte de visite, playing cards, and stereographs. With a series of ... More


Thomas F. Meagher, Patrick R. Guiney, and the Meaning of the Civil War for Irish America: The Questions of Nationalism, Citizenship, and Human Rights

Christian G. Samito

in So Conceived and So Dedicated: Intellectual Life in the Civil War Era North

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264476
eISBN:
9780823266609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264476.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This essay examines how two Irish-born intellectuals and high-ranking Union officers considered and helped shape several threads within the transformation of American nationalism that took place ... More


Jews and New Christians in the Atlantic Slave Trade

Seymour Drescher

in Jews and the Civil War: A Reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740910
eISBN:
9780814786796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740910.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the role of Jews and New Christians in the Atlantic slave trade. It discusses the three phases of the African slave trade, each succeeding phase numerically larger than its ... More


Lewd, Wicked, Scandalous: American Pornography Comes of Age

Judith Giesberg

in Sex and the Civil War: Soldiers, Pornography, and the Making of American Morality

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631271
eISBN:
9781469631295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631271.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Civil War witnessed the triumph of American pornography made possible by two antebellum developments. First, new customs laws and periodic local commitments to stamping out vice helped establish ... More


Temptations of the Camp

George C. Rable

in God's Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834268
eISBN:
9781469603841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899311_rable.8
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes how soldier attendance at often infrequent religious services remained shockingly low during the first two years of the war. One surgeon who heard a man saying grace before a ... More


Christian Soldiers

George C. Rable

in God's Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834268
eISBN:
9781469603841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899311_rable.10
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter shows how both northerners and southerners alike affirmed that Christian soldiers not only would lead their armies to victory but would return as triumphant soldiers of the cross. Many ... More


War's Purpose

George C. Rable

in God's Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834268
eISBN:
9781469603841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899311_rable.13
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter tells the story of one northerner who had never joined a church or even declared himself a Christian. He had begun to look at the whole relationship between divine and human intent with ... More


Declension

George C. Rable

in God's Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834268
eISBN:
9781469603841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899311_rable.16
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines how civil religion created an alliance between church and state in the United States and the Confederate States. However, the war paradoxically weakened church attendance and ... More


Keziah Goodwyn Hopkins Brevard and Sojourner Truth: Faith, Race, and Gender

Shearer Davis Bowman

in At the Precipice: Americans North and South during the Secession Crisis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833926
eISBN:
9781469606248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895672_bowman.10
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the extraordinary diary kept by Keziah Goodwyn Hopkins Brevard, a pietistic Christian and slaveholding widow in South Carolina during the secession crisis. Her journal reveals ... More


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