Civil War : people and perspectives
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- ISBN: 1598840363 (ebook : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9781598840360 (ebook : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 1598840355 (hard copy : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9781598840353 (hard copy : alk. paper)
xxxviii, 237 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
- Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, Inc., c2009.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (p. -231) and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||"A soldier's life is a hard one at best": soldiers in the American Civil War / John M. Sacher -- When the home front became a battlefront : civilians in invaded and occupied areas / Antoinette G. Van Zelm -- War on two fronts : women during the Civil War / Lisa Tendrich Frank -- Children and the Civil War / Karen A. Kehoe / Patriotism, preparation, and reputation : immigrants in battle and on the home front in the American Civil War / Fiona Deans Halloran -- From enslaved to liberators: African Americans and the Civil War / Julie Holcomb -- The longhouse divided : Native Americans during the American Civil War / Andrew K. Frank -- Becoming American : Catholics, Jews, and Mormons during the American Civil War / Sarah Nytroe -- The urban Civil War / Clinton Terry.|
|Summary, etc.:||This volume offers a social historian's view of the Civil War, shifting the focus away from political and military leaders to look at how the war affected, and was affected by, ordinary citizens of all kinds.Civil War: People and Perspectives looks at one of the most convulsive events in American history through the eyes of ordinary citizens, examining issues related to the home front and war front across the full spectrum of racial, class, and gender boundaries. Moving away from the traditional focus on famous political and military figures, this insightful volume recounts the experiences of soldiers, women and children, slaves and freed persons, Native Americans, immigrants, and other social groups during a time of extraordinary national upheaval. It is a revealing look at how the lives of everyday people―Northern and Southern, black and white, rich and poor, male and female, enslaved and free―shaped and were shaped by the American Civil War.Primary source documents provide firsthand accounts of what life was like away from the spotlight of history during the Civil WarEach essay contains two biographical sidebars that personalize the experiences discussed in the chapter|
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Civil War : People and Perspectives
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This compilation of well-written essays on the social history of the American Civil War by Frank (editor, Women in the American Civil War) is a new installment in ABC-CLIO's "Perspectives in American Social History" series. Unlike most books written about the Civil War, this one explores the impact the conflict had on ordinary citizens, soldiers, African Americans, Native Americans, women, children, immigrants, religious organizations, cities, and towns. Students who use this book will come away with a better understanding of how one of the major events in U.S. history brought about many changes to the lives of citizens throughout the country. Included in each chapter are in-text citations, black-and-white photographs, and sidebars about specific individuals. The book contains an excellent time line that covers the period from 1833 to 1894 and 17 primary-source documents such as letters, diary entries, newspaper articles, music, and poetry. There is an extensive bibliography and a glossary of terms associated with the Civil War. Bottom Line This well-rounded book would be a nice addition to a school media center, two-year college, or public library collection. [See also Jazz Age below, which belongs to the same series.-Ed.]-Diane Fulkerson, Univ. of West Georgia Lib., Carrollton, GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Civil War : People and Perspectives
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Once neglected by historians but increasingly coming under scrutiny are the Civil War home front and war zone experiences of women and children, blacks, Native Americans, immigrants, Catholics, Jews, and Mormons. Frank, who also edited Women in the American Civil War (CH, Jan'08, 45-5361), draws together her own work and that of eight contributing scholars in this reference volume that focuses on these once-ignored populations. Nine readable essays feature illustrations, biographical inserts, and useful bibliographies. Part of the "Perspectives in American Social History" series, this book includes a concise introduction by series editor Peter Mancall, chronology, glossary of Civil War terms, listing of related primary sources, and extensive bibliography. Though other publications similarly offer alternatives to the top-down approach to Civil War history that long reigned (e.g., James Marten's Civil War America: Voices from the Home Front, 2003), this treatment combines essays with information on social history and Civil War historiography, along with the useful references and bibliographic aids already mentioned. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. T. McDevitt Indiana University of Pennsylvania