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The Resource The imagined Civil War : popular literature of the North & South, 1861-1865, Alice Fahs

The imagined Civil War : popular literature of the North & South, 1861-1865, Alice Fahs

Label
The imagined Civil War : popular literature of the North & South, 1861-1865
Title
The imagined Civil War
Title remainder
popular literature of the North & South, 1861-1865
Statement of responsibility
Alice Fahs
Title variation
Literature of the North & South, 1861-1865
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alice Fahs explores a little-known and fascinating side of the Civil War - the outpouring of popular literature inspired by the conflict. From 1861 to 1865, authors and publishers in both the North and the South produced a remarkable variety of war-related compositions, including poems, songs, children's stories, romances, novels, histories, and even humorous pieces. Fahs mines these rich but long-neglected resources to recover the diversity of the war's political and social meanings." "Instead of narrowly portraying the Civil War as a clash between two great, white armies, popular literature offered a wide range of representations through which to consider the conflict, as Fahs demonstrates. Works that explored the war's devastating impact on white women's lives, for example, proclaimed the importance of their experiences on the home front, while popular writings that celebrated black manhood and heroism in the wake of emancipation helped readers begin to imagine new roles for blacks in American life. By providing subjects and characters with which a broad spectrum of people could identify, popular literature invited ordinary Americans to envision themselves as active participants in the war and helped shape new modes of imagining the relationships of diverse individuals to the nation."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fahs, Alice
Dewey number
810.9/358
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.C58
LC item number
F34 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Civil War America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Popular literature
  • War and literature
  • American literature
  • Popular literature
  • War stories, American
  • War poetry, American
  • War in literature
  • War and literature
  • United States
  • Southern States
  • Amerikaanse burgeroorlog
  • Populaire literatuur
  • Amerikaans
  • Trivialliteratur
  • Sezessionskrieg <1861-1865, Motiv>
  • USA
Label
The imagined Civil War : popular literature of the North & South, 1861-1865, Alice Fahs
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Enlargement of author's thesis (Ph. D.)--New York University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [365]-391) 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
  • 93
  • 4.
  • Feminized War
  • 120
  • 5.
  • Kingdom Coming: The Emancipation of Popular Literature
  • 150
  • 6.
  • Humor of War
  • 195
  • 1.
  • 7.
  • Sensational War
  • 225
  • 8.
  • A Boys' and Girls' War
  • 256
  • 9.
  • Market Value of Memory: Histories of the War
  • 287
  • Popular Literary Culture in Wartime
  • 17
  • 2.
  • Early Spirit of War
  • 61
  • 3.
  • Sentimental Soldier
Control code
44468778
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 410 pages
Isbn
9780807825815
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00055958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)44468778
Label
The imagined Civil War : popular literature of the North & South, 1861-1865, Alice Fahs
Publication
Note
Enlargement of author's thesis (Ph. D.)--New York University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [365]-391) 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
  • 93
  • 4.
  • Feminized War
  • 120
  • 5.
  • Kingdom Coming: The Emancipation of Popular Literature
  • 150
  • 6.
  • Humor of War
  • 195
  • 1.
  • 7.
  • Sensational War
  • 225
  • 8.
  • A Boys' and Girls' War
  • 256
  • 9.
  • Market Value of Memory: Histories of the War
  • 287
  • Popular Literary Culture in Wartime
  • 17
  • 2.
  • Early Spirit of War
  • 61
  • 3.
  • Sentimental Soldier
Control code
44468778
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 410 pages
Isbn
9780807825815
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00055958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)44468778

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