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The Resource War upon the land : military strategy and the transformation of southern landscapes during the American Civil War, Lisa M. Brady

War upon the land : military strategy and the transformation of southern landscapes during the American Civil War, Lisa M. Brady

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War upon the land : military strategy and the transformation of southern landscapes during the American Civil War
Title
War upon the land
Title remainder
military strategy and the transformation of southern landscapes during the American Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Lisa M. Brady
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this first book-length environmental history of the American Civil War, Lisa M. Brady argues that ideas about nature and the environment were central to the development and success of Union military strategy. From the start of the war, both sides had to contend with forces of nature, even as they battled one another. Northern soldiers encountered unfamiliar landscapes in the South that suggested, to them, an uncivilized society's failure to control nature. Under the leadership of Ulysses S. Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, and Philip Sheridan, the Union army increasingly targeted southern environments as the war dragged on. Whether digging canals, shooting livestock, or dramatically attempting to divert the Mississippi River, the Union aimed to assert mastery over nature by attacking the most potent aspect of southern identity and poweragriculture. Brady focuses on the siege of Vicksburg, the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaign, marches through Georgia and the Carolinas, and events along the Mississippi River to examine this strategy and its devastating physical and psychological impact. Before the war, many Americans believed in the idea that nature must be conquered and subdued. Brady shows how this perception changed during the war, leading to a wider acceptance of wilderness. Connecting environmental trauma with the onset of American preservation, Brady pays particular attention to how these new ideas of wilderness can be seen in the creation of national battlefield memorial parks as unaltered spaces. Deftly combining environmental and military history with cultural studies, War upon the Land elucidates an intriguing, largely unexplored side of the nation's greatest conflict
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brady, Lisa M.
Dewey number
973.7/301
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E468.9
LC item number
.B694 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Environmental history and the American South
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Strategy
  • Confederate States of America
  • United States
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Military campaigns
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Strategy
  • United States
  • United States
  • Sezessionskrieg
  • Strategie
  • Umweltschaden
  • USA
Label
War upon the land : military strategy and the transformation of southern landscapes during the American Civil War, Lisa M. Brady
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction : nineteenth-century ideas of nature and their role in Civil War strategy -- Hostile territory : Union operations along the Lower Mississippi, 1862-1863 -- Broken country : Union campaigns at and around Vicksburg, 1863 -- Ravaged ground : Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley, 1864 -- Devoured land : Sherman's Georgia and Carolina campaigns, 1864-1865 -- Conclusion : making a desert and calling it peace
Control code
784960272
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 187 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820343839
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613586131
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 358613
  • 22573/ctt3q579g
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)784960272
Label
War upon the land : military strategy and the transformation of southern landscapes during the American Civil War, Lisa M. Brady
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction : nineteenth-century ideas of nature and their role in Civil War strategy -- Hostile territory : Union operations along the Lower Mississippi, 1862-1863 -- Broken country : Union campaigns at and around Vicksburg, 1863 -- Ravaged ground : Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley, 1864 -- Devoured land : Sherman's Georgia and Carolina campaigns, 1864-1865 -- Conclusion : making a desert and calling it peace
Control code
784960272
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 187 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820343839
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613586131
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 358613
  • 22573/ctt3q579g
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)784960272

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