Food and Agriculture during the Civil War

Author: R. Douglas Hurt
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440803269
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides a perspective into the past that few students and historians of the Civil War have considered: agriculture during the Civil War as a key element of power. • Provides a succinct survey of agriculture in the North and South directly relating to the Civil War that considers the expansion of Northern agriculture and the demise of Southern agriculture and the effects of each development on the war • Examines the transition of Southern agriculture from slavery to freedom • Discusses the roles of white and black women in Northern and Southern agriculture during the Civil War era • Includes a compelling black-and-white photo essay • Represents an invaluable resource for undergraduate students taking courses on the American Civil War or Southern history

The Northern Home Front during the Civil War

Author: Paul A. Cimbala
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313352917
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book comprehensively covers the wide geographical range of the northern home fronts during the Civil War, emphasizing the diverse ways people interpreted, responded to, and adapted to war by their ideas, interests, and actions. • Contemporary illustrations from illustrated magazines such as Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper • Lithographs depicting such activities as women and men at work making armaments, people examining wares at a Sanitary Fair, nurses tending to soldiers in hospitals, and immigrants, workers, and others in dissent • Period photographs of subjects such as supply depots filled with material for war, women making flags for regiments, and recruiting activities • A map of the northern states • An extensive and extremely detailed bibliographical essay

Americans Remember Their Civil War

Author: Barbara A. Gannon
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313049009
Format: PDF
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This book provides readers with an overview of how Americans have commemorated and remembered the Civil War. • Presents events related to the commemoration of public memory of the Civil War chronologically, from 1865 to the present • Illustrated with photographs of monuments, individuals, and events related to commemoration activities, as well as selected political cartoons related to Civil War memory from popular publications • Bibliography includes both primary and secondary sources on the subject of Civil War memory

Agriculture and the Confederacy

Author: R. Douglas Hurt
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469620014
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this comprehensive history, R. Douglas Hurt traces the decline and fall of agriculture in the Confederate States of America. The backbone of the southern economy, agriculture was a source of power that southerners believed would ensure their independence. But, season by season and year by year, Hurt convincingly shows how the disintegration of southern agriculture led to the decline of the Confederacy's military, economic, and political power. He examines regional variations in the Eastern and Western Confederacy, linking the fates of individual crops and different modes of farming and planting to the wider story. After a dismal harvest in late 1864, southerners--faced with hunger and privation throughout the region--ransacked farms in the Shenandoah Valley and pillaged plantations in the Carolinas and the Mississippi Delta, they finally realized that their agricultural power, and their government itself, had failed. Hurt shows how this ultimate lost harvest had repercussions that lasted well beyond the end of the Civil War. Assessing agriculture in its economic, political, social, and environmental contexts, Hurt sheds new light on the fate of the Confederacy from the optimism of secession to the reality of collapse.

The Black Experience in the Civil War South

Author: Stephen V. Ash
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0275985245
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The first book of its kind to appear in a generation, this comprehensive study details the experiences of the black men, women, and children who lived in the South during the traumatic time of secession and civil war. * A helpful introduction provides background on Southern blacks before the war and on how slavery was maintained * Photographs of black Southerners in the Civil War years illustrate the various aspects of their wartime experience * A bibliographical essay discusses other studies of the black Civil War experience for readers who want to explore the subject further

Virginia at War 1864

Author: William Davis
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813173558
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The fourth book in the Virginia at War series casts a special light on vital home front matters in Virginia during 1864. Following a year in which only one major battle was fought on Virginia soil, 1864 brought military campaigning to the Old Dominion. For the first time during the Civil War, the majority of Virginia’s forces fought inside the state’s borders. Yet soldiers were a distinct minority among the Virginians affected by the war. In Virginia at War, 1864, scholars explore various aspects of the civilian experience in Virginia including transportation and communication, wartime literature, politics and the press, higher education, patriotic celebrations, and early efforts at reconstruction in Union-occupied Virginia. The volume focuses on the effects of war on the civilian infrastructure as well as efforts to maintain the Confederacy. As in previous volumes, the book concludes with an edited and annotated excerpt of the Judith Brockenbrough McGuire diary.

The Civil War as a Theological Crisis

Author: Mark A. Noll
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807877203
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Viewing the Civil War as a major turning point in American religious thought, Mark A. Noll examines writings about slavery and race from Americans both white and black, northern and southern, and includes commentary from Protestants and Catholics in Europe and Canada. Though the Christians on all sides agreed that the Bible was authoritative, their interpretations of slavery in Scripture led to a full-blown theological crisis.

Battlefield

Author: Peter Svenson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780801864476
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"This compelling memoir is by turns charming and chilling. As the artist-author restores a forty-acre farm field and builds a house in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, making the mistakes of a city slicker but somehow bumbling through to success, he also uncovers the story of the Battle of Cross Keys that was fought on his land 125 years earlier. Alternating chapters focus contrapuntally on the 1980s and 1860s, keeping the reader glued to these fascinating pages." -- James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom A finalist for the 1993 National Book Award, Battlefield recounts Peter Svenson's experiences building a farmhouse on a forty-acre site near Harrisonburg, Virginia, which 125 years before had been the site of a Civil War battle: the 1862 Battle of Cross Keys, in which Confederate forces stopped a Union advance and provided Stonewall Jackson with an important victory in his guerrilla campaign in the Shenandoah Valley. Svenson intertwines a detailed description of the battle based on field reports, dispatches, letters, and other firsthand accounts with lively anecdotes about attempting to farm his land using traditional methods while staving off mini-mall developers. He describes the learning process of fixing up an old property, trying to grow hay on long-neglected farmland, and digging a pond. He unearths spent cartridges and artillery shells, hears from neighbors who relate oft-told tales of the Confederacy's victory, pursues minute details of the battle in archives and at often contentious meetings of the local historical society, and meditates on how best to commemorate the men who fell in battle on his forty acres. Exploring the intimate connections between landscapeand history, Battlefield offers an engaging, reverent, and highly personal view of the Civil War and its ongoing legacy.

Union Heartland

Author: Ginette Aley
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809332655
Format: PDF
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The Civil War has historically been viewed somewhat simplistically as a battle between the North and the South. Southern historians have broadened this viewpoint by revealing the “many Souths” that made up the Confederacy, but the “North” has remained largely undifferentiated as a geopolitical term. In this welcome collection, seven Civil War scholars offer a unique regional perspective on the Civil War by examining how a specific group of Northerners—Midwesterners, known as Westerners and Middle Westerners during the 1860s—experienced the war on the home front. Much of the intensifying political and ideological turmoil of the 1850s played out in the Midwest and instilled in its people a powerful sense of connection to this important drama. The 1850 federal Fugitive Slave Law and highly visible efforts to recapture former bondsmen and women who had escaped; underground railroad “stations” and supporters throughout the region; publication of Ohioan Harriet Beecher Stowe’s widely-influential and best-selling Uncle Tom’s Cabin; the controversial Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854; the murderous abolitionist John Brown, who gained notoriety and hero status attacking proslavery advocates in Kansas; the emergence of the Republican Party and Illinoisan Abraham Lincoln—all placed the Midwest at the center of the rising sectional tensions. From the exploitation of Confederate prisoners in Ohio to wartime college enrollment in Michigan, these essays reveal how Midwestern men, women, families, and communities became engaged in myriad war-related activities and support. Agriculture figures prominently in the collection, with several scholars examining the agricultural power of the region and the impact of the war on farming, farm families, and farm women. Contributors also consider student debates and reactions to questions of patriotism, the effect of the war on military families’ relationships, issues of women’s loyalty and deference to male authority, as well as the treatment of political dissent and dissenters. Bringing together an assortment of home front topics from a variety of fresh perspectives, this collection offers a view of the Civil War that is unabashedly Midwestern.

Journal of the Civil War Era

Author: William A. Blair
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 080785266X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 2, Number 4 December 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS Articles Mark Fleszar "My Laborers in Haiti are not Slaves": Proslavery Fictions and a Black Colonization Experiment on the Northern Coast, 1835-1846 Jarret Ruminski "Tradyville": The Contraband Trade and the Problem of Loyalty in Civil War Mississippi K. Stephen Prince Legitimacy and Interventionism: Northern Republicans, the "Terrible Carpetbagger," and the Retreat from Reconstruction Review Essay Roseanne Currarino Toward a History of Cultural Economy Professional Notes T. Lloyd Benson Geohistory: Democratizing the Landscape of Battle Book Reviews Books Received Notes on Contributors The Journal of the Civil War Era takes advantage of the flowering of research on the many issues raised by the sectional crisis, war, Reconstruction, and memory of the conflict, while bringing fresh understanding to the struggles that defined the period, and by extension, the course of American history in the nineteenth century.