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The Resource A people at war : civilians and soldiers in America's Civil War, 1854-1877, Scott Reynolds Nelson, Carol Sheriff

A people at war : civilians and soldiers in America's Civil War, 1854-1877, Scott Reynolds Nelson, Carol Sheriff

Label
A people at war : civilians and soldiers in America's Civil War, 1854-1877
Title
A people at war
Title remainder
civilians and soldiers in America's Civil War, 1854-1877
Statement of responsibility
Scott Reynolds Nelson, Carol Sheriff
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher description for A people at war : civilians and soldiers in America's Civil War / Scott Reynolds Nelson, Carol Sheriff. -- Claiming more than 600,000 lives, the American Civil War had a devastating impact on countless numbers of common soldiers and civilians, even as it brought freedom to millions. This book shows how average Americans coped with despair as well as hope during this vast upheaval. A People at War brings to life the full humanity of the war's participants, from women behind their plows to their husbands in army camps; from refugees from slavery to their former masters; from Mayflower descendants to freshly recruited Irish sailors. We discover how people confronted their own feelings about the war itself, and how they coped with emotional challenges (uncertainty, exhaustion, fear, guilt, betrayal, grief) as well as physical ones (displacement, poverty, illness, disfigurement). The book explores the violence beyond the battlefield, illuminating the sharp-edged conflicts of neighbor against neighbor, whether in guerilla warfare or urban riots. The authors travel as far west as China and as far east as Europe, taking us inside soldiers' tents, prisoner-of-war camps, plantations, tenements, churches, Indian reservations, and even the cargo holds of ships. They stress the war years, but also cast an eye at the tumultuous decades that preceded and followed the battlefield confrontations. An engrossing account of ordinary people caught up in life-shattering circumstances, A People at War captures how the Civil War rocked the lives of rich and poor, black and white, parents and children--and how all these Americans pushed generals and presidents to make the conflict a people's war
Cataloging source
DLC
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Nelson, Scott Reynolds
Dewey number
973.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E415.7
LC item number
.N36 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sheriff, Carol
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
A people at war : civilians and soldiers in America's Civil War, 1854-1877, Scott Reynolds Nelson, Carol Sheriff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From compromise to chaos: 1854-1861 -- The changing faces of war: 1861-1863 -- Political, military, and diplomatic remedies: 1862-1865 -- The war hits home: 1861-1865 -- Rebuilding the nation: 1865-1877
Control code
71329998
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 372 pages
Isbn
9780195146554
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006051364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)71329998
Label
A people at war : civilians and soldiers in America's Civil War, 1854-1877, Scott Reynolds Nelson, Carol Sheriff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From compromise to chaos: 1854-1861 -- The changing faces of war: 1861-1863 -- Political, military, and diplomatic remedies: 1862-1865 -- The war hits home: 1861-1865 -- Rebuilding the nation: 1865-1877
Control code
71329998
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 372 pages
Isbn
9780195146554
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006051364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)71329998

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