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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


Introduction: The Philistines Are Upon Us

Nancy Disher Baird

in Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125312
eISBN:
9780813135151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125312.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This section states that the 1860–2 diary of Kentucky Unionist Johanna Louisa (Josie) Underwood provides a unique and intimate look at the emotional question of secession and the trauma visited on a ... More


Touching Images: Stereoscopy, Technocracy, and Popular Photographic Physicalism

Brenton J. Malin

in Feeling Mediated: A History of Media Technology and Emotion in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762790
eISBN:
9780814770153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762790.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the marketing, sale, and scientific use of stereoscopes from the 1890s to the 1920s. While stereoscopes may be largely unknown today, their early twentieth-century success ... More


Two Views of One Valley

Robert W. Righter

in The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In early 1908, San Francisco felt confident that the Hetch Hetchy Valley would soon hold a reservoir. Secretary of the Interior James Garfield favored the city, and he formally approved the city's ... More


Two Years, Three Books, Seven Volumes

Jeffrey Abt

in American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001104
eISBN:
9780226001128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001128.003.0054
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From 1895 to 1907, James Henry Breasted produced a voluminous amount of research, much of it conducted in Europe, establishing himself as a rising star in Egyptology worldwide. He wrote numerous ... More


Beyond the Sense Horizon

Rachel McBride Lindsey

in A Communion of Shadows: Religion and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633725
eISBN:
9781469633732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633725.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the communion of shadows through the optical marvel of the stereoscope. First developed in the decades before the invention of photography, stereographs began as simple drawings ... More


Editorial Jonson

Tom Lockwood

in Ben Jonson in the Romantic Age

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280780
eISBN:
9780191712890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280780.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter takes as its focus William Gifford's 1816, nine-volume edition of The Works of Ben Jonson, offering a historicized account that seeks to understand how the conditions of its making ... More


Chapter Three

Nancy Disher Baird

in Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125312
eISBN:
9780813135151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125312.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

War and occupation by a large military group changed life for all residents of south central Kentucky. The pleasures of life ceased for many. Josie wrote that daily existence went from “bad to ... More


The Trial of Jefferson Davis and the Americanization of Treason Law

Jonathan W. White

in Constitutionalism in the Approach and Aftermath of the Civil War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251940
eISBN:
9780823253012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251940.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

When the Civil War came to a close, federal authorities had to determine what to do with captured Confederate president Jefferson Davis. After weighing the options of a military trial or some other ... More


Chapter One

Nancy Disher Baird

in Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125312
eISBN:
9780813135151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125312.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Josie began her diary in early December as she prepared to visit with her sister and brother-in-law in Memphis. The diary chronicled a slave wedding, parties, social calls, and romantic visits that ... More


Mothers, Society, and Pregnancy Loss: Rethinking the Meaning of Nurture

Bardwell L. Smith

in Narratives of Sorrow and Dignity: Japanese Women, Pregnancy Loss, and Modern Rituals of Grieving

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199942138
eISBN:
9780199345915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199942138.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Discusses how social and cultural constructions of motherhood impact women’s experiences in pregnancy loss, and how feminist critique has focused on interconnections of power, identity, and ... More


Ratifying and Implementing the Sheppard Amendment (1918–21)

Sean Beienburg

in Prohibition, the Constitution, and States' Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226631943
eISBN:
9780226632278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226632278.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Ratification of the Eighteenth Amendment proved surprisingly easy in most of the country, which forced state legislators, governors, and others to try to understand the constitutional obligations of ... More


The New River Updated: Charles Ives and the Disappearing River Gods

Timothy J. Cooley (ed.)

in Cultural Sustainabilities: Music, Media, Language, Advocacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042362
eISBN:
9780252051203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042362.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In 1911 Charles Ives wrote “The New River,” a song unique among his works for its outspoken environmentalist stance. Composed in direct response to the diversion of waters from Ives's beloved ... More


Constitutional Obligations (1923–24)

Sean Beienburg

in Prohibition, the Constitution, and States' Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226631943
eISBN:
9780226632278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226632278.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The formerly wet Warren Harding increasingly felt obligated to shore up prohibition enforcement on grounds of constitutional fidelity. However, his death elevated Calvin Coolidge, a ... More


Congressman Barkley and the New Freedom

James K. Libbey

in Alben Barkley: A Life in Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167138
eISBN:
9780813167831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167138.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Barkley soon brought his family to join him in Washington, DC. He found a hero in Woodrow Wilson and supported the president’s progressive New Freedom. Barkley’s first House speech strongly supported ... More


Seeing Like a Publicist: How the Environment Became an Issue

Melissa Aronczyk and Maria I. Espinoza

in A Strategic Nature: Public Relations and the Politics of American Environmentalism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190055349
eISBN:
9780190055387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190055349.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Science, Technology and Environment

Chapter 1, Seeing Like a Publicist, locates the origins of public relations alongside emerging environmental narratives at the beginning of the twentieth century. The United States Forest Service, a ... More


Licensing and the “New Laws”

Jenny M. Luke

in Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818911
eISBN:
9781496818959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818911.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter introduces the supervision and licensing of lay midwives implemented with the passage of the Sheppard-Towner Maternity and Infancy Protection Act in 1921. It details the ways in which ... More


No North—No South—No East—No West: The Fiction of the Wartime Middle Ground

Christopher Phillips

in The Rivers Ran Backward: The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780195187236
eISBN:
9780199378180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187236.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Efforts in the middle border’s slave states to maintain versions of neutrality as logical extensions of the region’s consensus tradition met with failure in wartime. Neutrality and personal ... More


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