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The Resource All that makes a man : love and ambition in the Civil War South, Stephen W. Berry II

All that makes a man : love and ambition in the Civil War South, Stephen W. Berry II

Label
All that makes a man : love and ambition in the Civil War South
Title
All that makes a man
Title remainder
love and ambition in the Civil War South
Statement of responsibility
Stephen W. Berry II
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In May 1861, Jefferson Davis issued a general call for volunteers for the Confederate Army. Men responded in such numbers that 200,000 had to be turned away. Few of these men would have attributed their zeal to the cause of states' rights or slavery. As All That Makes a Man: Love and Ambition in the Civil War South makes clear, most Southern men saw the war more simply as a test of their manhood, a chance to defend the honor of their sweethearts, fiancees, and wives back home."
  • "Drawing upon diaries and personal letters, Stephen W. Berry II seamlessly weaves together the stories of six very different men, detailing the tangled roles that love and ambition played in each man's life. Their writings reveal a male-dominated Southern culture that exalted women as "repositories of divine grace" and treasured romantic love as the platform from which men launched their bids for greatness. The exhilarating onset of war seemed to these, and most Southern men, a grand opportunity to fulfill their ambition for glory and to prove their love for women on the same field of battle
  • As the realities of the war became apparent, however, the letters and diaries turned from idealized themes of honor and country to solemn reflections on love and home."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berry, Stephen William
Dewey number
973.7/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E468.9
LC item number
.B37 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Men
  • Men
  • Sex role
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Ambition
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • United States
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
Label
All that makes a man : love and ambition in the Civil War South, Stephen W. Berry II
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-281) 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
Control code
49727888
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780195145670
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002070048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
All that makes a man : love and ambition in the Civil War South, Stephen W. Berry II
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-281) 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
Control code
49727888
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780195145670
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002070048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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