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Weirding the war : stories from the Civil War's ragged edges, edited by Stephen Berry

Label
Weirding the war : stories from the Civil War's ragged edges
Title
Weirding the war
Title remainder
stories from the Civil War's ragged edges
Statement of responsibility
edited by Stephen Berry
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It is well that war is so terrible," Robert E. Lee reportedly said, "or we would grow too fond of it." The essays collected here make the case that we have grown too fond of it, and therefore we must make the war terƯrible again. Taking a "freakonomics" approach to Civil War studies, each contributor uses a seemingly unusual story, incident, or phenomenon to cast new light on the nature of the war itself. Collectively the essays remind us that war is always about damage, even at its most heroic and even when certain people and things deserve to be damaged. Here then is not only the grandness of the Civil War but its more than occasional littleness. Here are those who profited by the war and those who lost by it-and not just those who lost all save their honor, but those who lost their honor too. Here are the cowards, the coxcombs, the belles, the deserters, and the scavengers who hung back and so survived, even thrived. Here are dark topics like torture, hunger, and amputation. Here, in short, is war
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
973.7/1
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E468.9
LC item number
.W44 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Berry, Stephen William
Series statement
Uncivil wars
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • Social aspects
  • United States
  • Regions & Countries - Americas
  • History & Archaeology
  • United States - General
Label
Weirding the war : stories from the Civil War's ragged edges, edited by Stephen Berry
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
  • Letting the war slip through our hands : material culture and the weakness of words in the Civil War era / Michael DeGruccio -- The pleasures of Civil War ruins / Megan Kate Nelson -- Confederate menace : sequestration on the North Carolina home front / Rodney J. Steward -- The tale of three Kates : outlaw women, loyalty, and Missouri's long Civil War / LeeAnn Whites -- "Days of lightly-won and lightly-held hearts" : courtship and coquetry in the Southern Confederacy / Anya Jabour -- Love is a battlefield : Lizzie Alsop's flirtation with the Confederacy / Steven E. Nash -- Dissecting the torture of Mrs. Owens : the story of a Civil War atrocity / Barton A. Myers -- Hungry people in the wartime South : civilians, armies, and the food supply / Joan E. Cashin -- The historian as death investigator / Stephen Berry
  • How a cold snap in Kentucky led to freedom for thousands : an environmental story of emancipation / Amy Murrell Taylor -- Rituals of horsemanship : a speculation on the ring tournament and the origins of the Ku Klux Klan / Paul Christopher Anderson -- The loyal deserters : African American soldiers and community in Civil War Memphis / Andrew L. Slap -- The arrest and court martial of Captain George Dobson / Kenneth W. Noe -- Soldier-speak / Peter S. Carmichael -- The Civil War career of General James Abbott Whistler / Daniel E. Sutherland -- Confederate amputees and the women who loved (or tried to love) them / Brian Craig Miller -- "Will they ever be able to forget?" : Confederate soldiers and mental illness in the defeated South / Diane Miller Sommerville -- Ira Forbes's war / Lesley J. Gordon -- Afterword / Michael Fellman
Control code
761711427
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 385 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283303699
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613303691
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 330369
  • 22573/ctt3q4fd6
  • e7a067c1-c27e-4f80-8708-5ac20b77ad1d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)761711427
Label
Weirding the war : stories from the Civil War's ragged edges, edited by Stephen Berry
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
  • Letting the war slip through our hands : material culture and the weakness of words in the Civil War era / Michael DeGruccio -- The pleasures of Civil War ruins / Megan Kate Nelson -- Confederate menace : sequestration on the North Carolina home front / Rodney J. Steward -- The tale of three Kates : outlaw women, loyalty, and Missouri's long Civil War / LeeAnn Whites -- "Days of lightly-won and lightly-held hearts" : courtship and coquetry in the Southern Confederacy / Anya Jabour -- Love is a battlefield : Lizzie Alsop's flirtation with the Confederacy / Steven E. Nash -- Dissecting the torture of Mrs. Owens : the story of a Civil War atrocity / Barton A. Myers -- Hungry people in the wartime South : civilians, armies, and the food supply / Joan E. Cashin -- The historian as death investigator / Stephen Berry
  • How a cold snap in Kentucky led to freedom for thousands : an environmental story of emancipation / Amy Murrell Taylor -- Rituals of horsemanship : a speculation on the ring tournament and the origins of the Ku Klux Klan / Paul Christopher Anderson -- The loyal deserters : African American soldiers and community in Civil War Memphis / Andrew L. Slap -- The arrest and court martial of Captain George Dobson / Kenneth W. Noe -- Soldier-speak / Peter S. Carmichael -- The Civil War career of General James Abbott Whistler / Daniel E. Sutherland -- Confederate amputees and the women who loved (or tried to love) them / Brian Craig Miller -- "Will they ever be able to forget?" : Confederate soldiers and mental illness in the defeated South / Diane Miller Sommerville -- Ira Forbes's war / Lesley J. Gordon -- Afterword / Michael Fellman
Control code
761711427
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 385 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283303699
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613303691
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 330369
  • 22573/ctt3q4fd6
  • e7a067c1-c27e-4f80-8708-5ac20b77ad1d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)761711427

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