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The Resource The grand old man of Maine : selected letters of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 1865-1914, edited by Jeremiah E. Goulka ; foreword by James M. McPherson

The grand old man of Maine : selected letters of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 1865-1914, edited by Jeremiah E. Goulka ; foreword by James M. McPherson

Label
The grand old man of Maine : selected letters of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 1865-1914
Title
The grand old man of Maine
Title remainder
selected letters of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 1865-1914
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jeremiah E. Goulka ; foreword by James M. McPherson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Best known as the hero of Little Round Top at Gettysburg and the commanding officer of the troops who accepted the Confederates' surrender at Appomattox, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (1828-1914) has become one of the most famous and most studied figures of Civil War history. After the war, he went on to serve as governor of Maine and president of Bowdoin College. The first collection of his postwar letters, this book offers an important resource for understanding Chamberlain's later years and his place in chronicling the war."
  • "The letters included here reveal Chamberlain's perspective on military events at Gettysburg, Five Forks, and Appomattox, and on the planning of ceremonies to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Gettysburg. As Jeremiah Goulka points out in his introduction, the letters also shed light on Chamberlain's views on politics, race relations, and education, and they expose some of the personal difficulties he faced late in life. On a broader scale, Chamberlain's correspondence contributes to a better understanding of the influence of Civil War veterans on American life and the impact of the war on veterans themselves
  • It also says much about state and national politics (including the politics of pensions), family roles and relationships, and ideas of masculinity in Victorian America."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1828-1914
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence
Dewey number
974.1/041/092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.C47
LC item number
A4 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Goulka, Jeremiah E
Series statement
Civil War America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Governors
  • College presidents
  • Veterans
  • Generals
  • Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence
  • Bowdoin College
  • United States
Label
The grand old man of Maine : selected letters of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 1865-1914, edited by Jeremiah E. Goulka ; foreword by James M. McPherson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-326) 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
The return of the hero -- Governor of Maine -- President of Bowdoin -- New fields -- Surveyor of customs -- U.S. Presidents -- Maine governors -- Congressional delegations 1865-1914 -- Dramatis personae -- First-name -- Nickname -- Household staff index register -- Correspondent biographies
Control code
53483443
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xlvii, 335 pages
Isbn
9780807828649
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003024972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The grand old man of Maine : selected letters of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 1865-1914, edited by Jeremiah E. Goulka ; foreword by James M. McPherson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-326) 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
The return of the hero -- Governor of Maine -- President of Bowdoin -- New fields -- Surveyor of customs -- U.S. Presidents -- Maine governors -- Congressional delegations 1865-1914 -- Dramatis personae -- First-name -- Nickname -- Household staff index register -- Correspondent biographies
Control code
53483443
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xlvii, 335 pages
Isbn
9780807828649
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003024972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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