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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


Lost Sound: The Forgotten Art of Radio Storytelling

Jeff Porter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627779
eISBN:
9781469627793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627779.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Lost Sound is a book about a literary tradition that, while rarely studied, was a vital part of broadcast radio during the mid-1930s through the 1940s and beyond. From Archibald MacLeish to Glenn ... More


The Boundaries of American Political Culture in the Civil War Era

Mark E. Neely Jr.

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829868
eISBN:
9781469604909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876947_neely
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Did preoccupations with family and work crowd out interest in politics in the nineteenth century, as some have argued? Arguing that social historians have gone too far in concluding that Americans ... More


Urban Processes in the Confederacy’s Development, Experience, and Consequences

David Moltke-Hansen

in Confederate Cities: The Urban South during the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226300177
eISBN:
9780226300344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226300344.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

By the late antebellum period the future Confederacy was urbanizing faster than its cities were growing. The scholarly focus on modernization and urban places, rather than on urban processes, ... More


Conclusion

David Silkenat

in Moments of Despair: Suicide, Divorce, and Debt in Civil War Era North Carolina

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834602
eISBN:
9781469603353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877951_silkenat.18
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book concludes with the memoirs of John Brevard Alexander. In Reminiscences of the Past Sixty Years, the Confederate veteran and Mecklenburg County doctor fondly recalled his youth, a period he ... 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


Firstborn of the Union

Patrick A. Lewis

in For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160795
eISBN:
9780813165509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160795.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter moves from the economics of slavery to the ways in which the institution affected Kentuckians’ decisions in the face of secession. It is about slavery as a political issue over the ... More


Glen Avon

Patrick A. Lewis

in For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160795
eISBN:
9780813165509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160795.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This epilogue surveys the latter decades of Buckner’s life. Buckner practiced in Lexington and Louisville, speculating in industrialization projects in the eastern Kentucky mountains, defending ... More


“Shoddy” Antisemitism and the Civil War

Gary L. Bunker and John J. Appel

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/9780814740910.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the intensification of antisemitism during the Civil War. It traces Civil War-era prejudice against Jews in popular culture, specifically the graphic images found in some of the ... More


The Woman Hides Her Trembling Fear: Good Wives and Selfless Volunteers

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/9781469620992.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter details the role of women in the war effort. Although the military dangers of the Civil War fell largely on northern men, the Union war effort depended on the enthusiastic labors and ... More


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