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“Participating and Observing”: Dorothy Swaine Thomas, W. I. Thomas, and JERS

Matthew M. Briones

in Jim and Jap Crow: A Cultural History of 1940s Interracial America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691129488
eISBN:
9781400842216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691129488.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the lengthy, honest, and mutually respectful nature of the correspondence between Kikuchi and Dorothy Swaine Thomas, especially during the period of 1942 to 1945, when Kikuchi ... More


“Try to Live the Life of a Christian”: The Personal Faith of Women on the Home Front

Sean A. Scott

in A Visitation of God: Northern Civilians Interpret the Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395990
eISBN:
9780199866557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395990.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

Many women on the home front had to cope with the absence of their men during the war, and personal faith played a prominent role in helping them deal with what sometimes seemed like overwhelming ... More


“Exhorting You to Be Faithful…to God and to Men”: Fatherly Counsel and the Path to Christian Manhood

Sean A. Scott

in A Visitation of God: Northern Civilians Interpret the Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395990
eISBN:
9780199866557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395990.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

In the mid‐nineteenth century, fathers possessed significant authority over their sons and exerted their patriarchal influence in order to shape their lives. Some men of military age struggled to ... More


Introduction: What Does It Mean? Holocaust Testimony and the Story of Helen “Zippi” Tichauer

Jürgen Matthäus

in Approaching an Auschwitz Survivor: Holocaust Testimony and its Transformations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195389159
eISBN:
9780199866694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389159.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Historiography

The Introduction discusses the purpose of the book, which is share the experiences of five Holocaust scholars who for several years have shared individual, independent contacts with one Holocaust ... More


Living like Savages: Tipis, Council Rings, and Playing Indian

Abigail A. van Slyck

in A Manufactured Wilderness: Summer Camps and the Shaping of American Youth, 1890-1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648764
eISBN:
9781452945989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648764.003.0006
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter presents the introduction of Native American motifs into the camp landscape, with a particular emphasis on the Indian council rings that became widespread feature of camp life in the ... More


A Manufactured Wilderness: Summer Camps and the Shaping of American Youth, 1890-1960

Abigail A. Van Slyck

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648764
eISBN:
9781452945989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648764.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Since they were first established in the 1880s, children’s summer camps have touched the lives of millions of people. Why were summer camps created? What concerns and ideals motivated their founders? ... More


Comrades, Camp, and Community

Gary W. Gallagher and T. Michael Parrish (eds)

in The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469643090
eISBN:
9781469643113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643090.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

How did the cultural lens of sentimentalism serve as filter through which soldiers and civilians imagined what war would be like? The chapter also focuses on the ways that volunteers became seasoned ... More


Soldiers

James J. Broomall

in Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469651989
eISBN:
9781469649771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651989.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

As southern men transitioned to becoming soldiers in the Confederate Army, they increasingly began to identify as soldiers. Military attire distinguished soldiers from citizens and established ... More


From ‘Madagaskar’ to Sachsenhausen: Singing about ‘Race’ in a Nazi Camp

Bret Werb and Barbara Milewski

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 16: Focusing on Jewish Popular Culture and Its Afterlife

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774730
eISBN:
9781800340732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774730.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies the large and varied repertoire of songs created by Polish prisoners in Nazi concentration camps. Most common of these compositions are parodies of songs popular before the war. ... More


Camp

George C. Rabie

in Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826737
eISBN:
9781469605043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867938_rable.11
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the dismal camp life of Federal troops. As the army languished in camps along the Rappahannock, the Federals suffered from the usual but sometimes deadly aspects of camp life: ... More


Discontent

George C. Rabie

in Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826737
eISBN:
9781469605043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867938_rable.13
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the discontent among the Union ranks caused by delays, exposure, and hunger. As their advance stalled and winter set in, the usual miseries of army life became totally ... More


McCrea Joins the Army of the Potomac

Brian R. McEnany

in For Brotherhood and Duty: The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160627
eISBN:
9780813165479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160627.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

After graduation, Tully McCrea travels to Washington and finds he cannot get orders until Congress approves the promotion of him and his classmates as second lieutenants. Almost a month later, an ... More


The Bravest of the Brave: The Correspondence of Stephen Dodson Ramseur

George G. Kundahl (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833735
eISBN:
9781469604022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895702_kundahl
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Born in Lincolnton, North Carolina, in 1837, Stephen Dodson Ramseur rose meteorically through the military ranks. Graduating from West Point in 1860, he joined the Confederate army as a captain, and, ... More


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