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Sing Not War

Sing Not War Author James Marten
ISBN-10 9780807877685
Release 2011-06-01
Pages 352
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After the Civil War, white Confederate and Union army veterans reentered--or struggled to reenter--the lives and communities they had left behind. In Sing Not War, James Marten explores how the nineteenth century's "Greatest Generation" attempted to blend back into society and how their experiences were treated by nonveterans. Many soldiers, Marten reveals, had a much harder time reintegrating into their communities and returning to their civilian lives than has been previously understood. Although Civil War veterans were generally well taken care of during the Gilded Age, Marten argues that veterans lost control of their legacies, becoming best remembered as others wanted to remember them--for their service in the war and their postwar political activities. Marten finds that while southern veterans were venerated for their service to the Confederacy, Union veterans often encountered resentment and even outright hostility as they aged and made greater demands on the public purse. Drawing on letters, diaries, journals, memoirs, newspapers, and other sources, Sing Not War illustrates that during the Gilded Age "veteran" conjured up several conflicting images and invoked contradicting reactions. Deeply researched and vividly narrated, Marten's book counters the romanticized vision of the lives of Civil War veterans, bringing forth new information about how white veterans were treated and how they lived out their lives.

Remembering the Civil War

Remembering the Civil War Author Caroline E. Janney
ISBN-10 9781469607061
Release 2013
Pages 451
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As early as 1865, survivors of the Civil War were acutely aware that people were purposefully shaping what would be remembered about the war and what would be omitted from the historical record. In Remembering the Civil War, Caroline E. Janney examines how the war generation--men and women, black and white, Unionists and Confederates--crafted and protected their memories of the nation's greatest conflict. Janney maintains that the participants never fully embraced the reconciliation so famously represented in handshakes across stone walls. Instead, both Union and Confederate veterans, and most especially their respective women's organizations, clung tenaciously to their own causes well into the twentieth century. Janney explores the subtle yet important differences between reunion and reconciliation and argues that the Unionist and Emancipationist memories of the war never completely gave way to the story Confederates told. She challenges the idea that white northerners and southerners salved their war wounds through shared ideas about race and shows that debates about slavery often proved to be among the most powerful obstacles to reconciliation.

The Arts and Culture of the American Civil War

The Arts and Culture of the American Civil War Author James A. Davis
ISBN-10 9781315438238
Release 2016-11-18
Pages 234
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In 1864, Union soldier Charles George described a charge into battle by General Phil Sheridan: "Such a picture of earnestness and determination I never saw as he showed as he came in sight of the battle field . . . What a scene for a painter!" These words proved prophetic, as Sheridan’s desperate ride provided the subject for numerous paintings and etchings as well as songs and poetry. George was not alone in thinking of art in the midst of combat; the significance of the issues under contention, the brutal intensity of the fighting, and the staggering number of casualties combined to form a tragedy so profound that some could not help but view it through an aesthetic lens, to see the war as a concert of death. It is hardly surprising that art influenced the perception and interpretation of the war given the intrinsic role that the arts played in the lives of antebellum Americans. Nor is it surprising that literature, music, and the visual arts were permanently altered by such an emotional and material catastrophe. In The Arts and Culture of the American Civil War, an interdisciplinary team of scholars explores the way the arts – theatre, music, fiction, poetry, painting, architecture, and dance – were influenced by the war as well as the unique ways that art functioned during and immediately following the war. Included are discussions of familiar topics (such as Ambrose Bierce, Peter Rothermel, and minstrelsy) with less-studied subjects (soldiers and dance, epistolary songs). The collection as a whole sheds light on the role of race, class, and gender in the production and consumption of the arts for soldiers and civilians at this time; it also draws attention to the ways that art shaped – and was shaped by – veterans long after the war.

America s Corporal

America s Corporal Author James Marten
ISBN-10 9780820343211
Release 2014
Pages 199
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The first biography of one of the Civil War s most famous disabled veterans and most prominent public figures in the Gilded Age. An examination of the dynamics of disability, the culture and politics of the Gilded Age, and the aftereffects of the Civil War."

Journal of the Civil War Era

Journal of the Civil War Era Author William A. Blair
ISBN-10 9781469615981
Release 2014-06-01
Pages 203
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The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 4, Number 2 June 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS Tom Watson Brown Book Award John Fabian Witt Civil War Historians and the Laws of War Articles Chandra Manning Working for Citizenship in Civil War Contraband Camps Michael F. Conlin The Dangerous Isms and the Fanatical Ists: Antebellum Conservatives in the South and the North Confront the Modernity Conspiracy Nicholas Guyatt "An Impossible Idea?" The Curious Career of Internal Colonization Review Essay John Craig Hammond Slavery, Sovereignty, and Empires: North American Borderlands and the American Civil War, 1660-1860 Book Reviews Books Received Professional Notes Jill Ogline Titus An Unfinished Struggle: Sesquicentennial Interpretations of Slavery and Emancipation

Marching Home Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War

Marching Home  Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War Author Brian Matthew Jordan
ISBN-10 9780871407825
Release 2015-01-26
Pages 416
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An acclaimed, groundbreaking, and “powerful exploration” (Washington Post) of the fate of Union veterans, who won the war but couldn’t bear the peace. For well over a century, traditional Civil War histories have concluded in 1865, with a bitterly won peace and Union soldiers returning triumphantly home. In a landmark work that challenges sterilized portraits accepted for generations, Civil War historian Brian Matthew Jordan creates an entirely new narrative. These veterans— tending rotting wounds, battling alcoholism, campaigning for paltry pensions— tragically realized that they stood as unwelcome reminders to a new America eager to heal, forget, and embrace the freewheeling bounty of the Gilded Age. Mining previously untapped archives, Jordan uncovers anguished letters and diaries, essays by amputees, and gruesome medical reports, all deeply revealing of the American psyche. In the model of twenty-first-century histories like Drew Gilpin Faust’s This Republic of Suffering or Maya Jasanoff ’s Liberty’s Exiles that illuminate the plight of the common man, Marching Home makes almost unbearably personal the rage and regret of Union veterans. Their untold stories are critically relevant today.

Writing Reconstruction

Writing Reconstruction Author Sharon D. Kennedy-Nolle
ISBN-10 9781469621081
Release 2015-05-04
Pages 428
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After the Civil War, the South was divided into five military districts occupied by Union forces. Out of these regions, a remarkable group of writers emerged. Experiencing the long-lasting ramifications of Reconstruction firsthand, many of these writers sought to translate the era's promise into practice. In fiction, newspaper journalism, and other forms of literature, authors including George Washington Cable, Albion Tourgee, Constance Fenimore Woolson, and Octave Thanet imagined a new South in which freedpeople could prosper as citizens with agency. Radically re-envisioning the role of women in the home, workforce, and marketplace, these writers also made gender a vital concern of their work. Still, working from the South, the authors were often subject to the whims of a northern literary market. Their visions of citizenship depended on their readership's deference to conventional claims of duty, labor, reputation, and property ownership. The circumstances surrounding the production and circulation of their writing blunted the full impact of the period's literary imagination and fostered a drift into the stereotypical depictions and other strictures that marked the rise of Jim Crow. Sharon D. Kennedy-Nolle blends literary history with archival research to assess the significance of Reconstruction literature as a genre. Founded on witness and dream, the pathbreaking work of its writers made an enduring, if at times contradictory, contribution to American literature and history.

Death in Saratoga Springs

Death in Saratoga Springs Author Charles O'Brien
ISBN-10 9780758286390
Release 2014-05-27
Pages 304
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From the slaughterhouses of Manhattan to the elite enclaves of Saratoga Springs, private detective Pamela Thompson follows a trail of death and deception left by a Civil War hero. . . Death In Saratoga Springs New York City, 1894. Captain Jed Crake is a decorated veteran of the Union army and a successful mogul in the meatpacking industry. But this powerful man also has a hidden private life as a predator of young women. Working for attorney Jeremiah Prescott, private investigators Pamela Thompson and former NYPD detective Harry Miller are engaged to search for a maid allegedly abducted by the captain. . . Before they can find the missing woman, Crake's dark history catches up with him and he is murdered in a posh hotel in Saratoga Springs. As fate would have it, Pamela's ward, Francesca Ricci, working as a chambermaid in the hotel, is accused of the crime. Now, in this pastoral playground of the idle rich, it's up to Pamela and Miller to find Crake's killer--as well as his victim--and save an innocent girl from a fate worse than death. Praise for Death of a Robber Baron "O'Brien captures the colorful details and varied characters of an opulent era deftly." --Publishers Weekly "A pleasingly detailed look at the age of the robber barons along with enough strongly characterized suspects to keep readers guessing." --Kirkus Reviews "The author skillfully weaves in fascinating details about American social history. Pair with Stefanie Pintoff, and also recommend for fans of Rhys Bowen's ‘Molly Murphy' series." --Library Journal

My Year In No Man s Bay

My Year In No Man s Bay Author Peter Handke
ISBN-10 9781466806825
Release 1998-08-05
Pages 468
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In his most substaintial novel to date, Handke tells the story of an Austrian writer--a man much like Handke himself--who undergoes a "metamorphosis" from self-assured artist into passive "observer and chronicler." He explores the world and describes his many severed relationships, from his tenuous contact with his son, to a failed marriage to "the Catalan," to a doomed love affair with a former Miss Yugoslavia. As the writer sifts through his memories, he is also under pressure to complete his next novel, but he cannot decide how to come to terms with both the complexity of the world and the inability of his novel to reflect it.

Studies in Philology

Studies in Philology Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951001366414R
Release 1919
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Studies in Philology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Studies in Philology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Studies in Philology book for free.

Laws Index to the writings of Plato

Laws  Index to the writings of Plato Author Plato
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066302806
Release 1892
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Laws Index to the writings of Plato has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Laws Index to the writings of Plato also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Laws Index to the writings of Plato book for free.

Bloodline A Family History

Bloodline  A Family History Author Lynne Cohen
ISBN-10 9781426975585
Release 2011-08-31
Pages 128
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Bloodline caprtures the moving and terrifying stories of the author's paternal relatives, who travelled from nineteenth century Russia to the New World, only to later experience violence, fear and sadness at profound levels. A brutal double murder in Nova Scotia of a beloved family patriarch and his wife; a deadly fire in Sackville, New Brunswick, that almost killed the author's father, as it turned out a hero that cold December night; and the Cuban revolution that forced other of the author's relatives to flee with only the shirts on their backs: this book has it all, and more. The book also describes the inspiring history of the author's recent maternal ancestors, who came from Ireland and settled in the "town of canals" – Lowell, Massachusetts -- in order to do what everyone there did: work in the massive, grimy textile mills.) Au also wanted to change the "About the author" to ( About the author: Lynne Cohen was a journalist for 30 years before she wrote Bloodline, which combines her talent for gripping, humourous writing and her profound love of family. A grandmother of three, a non-practicing lawyer and an amateur stand up comedian, Cohen lives in Ottawa with her husband. She discovered – in researching and writing about her amazing family – the beauty of and need for personal connections with recent ancestral history.

The Dialogues of Plato

The Dialogues of Plato Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015004316496
Release 1875
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Treatise on the Love of God

Treatise on the Love of God Author
ISBN-10 9781610252584
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Treatise on the Love of God has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Treatise on the Love of God also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Treatise on the Love of God book for free.

The Wall on 7th Street

The Wall on 7th Street Author Diane Martineau
ISBN-10 9780738707150
Release 2005
Pages 256
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After learning of his parents' plans to divorce and moving with his mother and sister to a rough urban neighborhood, thirteen-year-old Toby and his new friend, a homeless man, become magically connected to an ancient Iroquois Indian hero and help the community stand up to a violent gang.

Sing Me No Sad Songs

Sing Me No Sad Songs Author
ISBN-10 9780982938355
Release 2005
Pages 374
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This exciting novel about a young Air Force pilot on secret duty in Laos after the February 1973 cease-fire is based on actual historical events in that landlocked Kingdom. After the shoot down and capture of his best friend by the communist Pathet Lao, Brian Marshall, a raven FAC, devises and executes an unauthorized rescue attempt. However, it is more than just a war story. It is also the story of one man's attempt to overcome his own weaknesses and the political and bureaucratic obstacles in his way. Details of Laos history at the time the story takes place build the perception that the story might not really be fiction. The story covers 10 days in August 1973 and takes place in Washington, D. C., Bangkok, Thailand, Vientiane, Laos, and the jungles near the Plain of Jars, and is based on the author's personal experiences.

Report of the 1st 22d Annual Meeting

Report of the 1st 22d Annual Meeting Author
ISBN-10 PSU:000007337994
Release 1895
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