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The Resource Rehabilitating bodies : health, history, and the American Civil War, Lisa A. Long

Rehabilitating bodies : health, history, and the American Civil War, Lisa A. Long

Label
Rehabilitating bodies : health, history, and the American Civil War
Title
Rehabilitating bodies
Title remainder
health, history, and the American Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Lisa A. Long
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The American Civil War is one of the most documented, romanticized, and perennially reenacted events in American history. In Rehabilitating Bodies: Health, History, and the American Civil War, Lisa A. Long charts how its extreme carnage dictated the Civil War's development into a lasting trope that expresses not only altered social, economic, and national relationships but also an emergent self-consciousness. Looking to a wide range of literary, medical, and historical texts, she explores how they insist on the intimate relationship between the war and a variety of invisible wounds, illnesses, and infirmities that beset Americans throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and plague us still today. Long shows how efforts to narrate credibly the many and sometimes illusory sensations elicited by the Civil War led writers to the modern discourses of health and history, which are premised on the existence of a corporeal and often critical reality that practitioners cannot know fully yet believe in nevertheless. Professional thinkers and doers both literally and figuratively sought to rehabilitate--to reclothe, normalize, and stabilize--Civil War bodies and the stories that accounted for them. Taking a fresh look at the work of canonical war writers such as Louisa May Alcott and Stephen Crane while examining anew public records, journalism, and medical writing, Long brings the study of the Civil War into conversation with recent critical work on bodily ontology and epistemology and theories of narrative and history
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Long, Lisa A
Dewey number
973.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
E468.5
LC item number
.L66 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2004 C-259
  • WZ 330
NLM item number
L848r 2004
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ontology
  • Ontology in literature
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Knowledge, Theory of, in literature
  • Human body (Philosophy)
  • Human body in literature
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Human Body
  • Medicine in Literature
  • Historiography
  • History, 19th Century
  • Warfare
  • United States
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Historiography
  • Human body in literature
  • Human body (Philosophy)
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Knowledge, Theory of, in literature
  • Ontology
  • Ontology in literature
  • Psychological aspects
  • War and literature
  • United States
Label
Rehabilitating bodies : health, history, and the American Civil War, Lisa A. Long
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-315) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6 Nursing Bodies: Civil War Women and Postbellum Regeneration
  • 7 Historical Bodies: African American Scholars and the Discipline of History
  • Epilogue: Conjuring Civil War Bodies
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction: Year That Trembled and Reel'd beneath Me
  • 1 Doctors' Bodies: Dr. S. Weir Mitchell and Patient Malingering
  • 2 Dead Bodies: Mourning Fictions and the Corporeity of Heaven
  • 3 Sanitized Bodies: The United States Sanitary Commission and Soul Sickness
  • 4 Experimental Bodies: African American Writers and the Rehabilitation of War Work
  • 5 Soldiers' Bodies: Historical Fictions and the Sickness of Battle
Control code
859160789
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (332 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812202663
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812202663
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35dv7d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859160789
Label
Rehabilitating bodies : health, history, and the American Civil War, Lisa A. Long
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-315) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6 Nursing Bodies: Civil War Women and Postbellum Regeneration
  • 7 Historical Bodies: African American Scholars and the Discipline of History
  • Epilogue: Conjuring Civil War Bodies
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction: Year That Trembled and Reel'd beneath Me
  • 1 Doctors' Bodies: Dr. S. Weir Mitchell and Patient Malingering
  • 2 Dead Bodies: Mourning Fictions and the Corporeity of Heaven
  • 3 Sanitized Bodies: The United States Sanitary Commission and Soul Sickness
  • 4 Experimental Bodies: African American Writers and the Rehabilitation of War Work
  • 5 Soldiers' Bodies: Historical Fictions and the Sickness of Battle
Control code
859160789
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (332 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812202663
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812202663
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35dv7d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859160789

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