Union Jacks: Yankee Sailors in the Civil War
Historians have given a great deal of attention to the lives and experiences of Civil War soldiers, but surprisingly little is known about navy sailors who participated in the conflict. Michael J. Bennett remedies the longstanding neglect of Civil War sea
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This is a fine examination of the Union sailor of the Civil War in all his recalcitrant glory, as the author tries to get beyond the stereotypes to get a handle on collective motivation. What Bennett finds is a sub-culture that was more mercenary, more determined to stand on traditional rights, and less motivated by political and social imperatives, as compared to the typical Union soldier. The ultimate irony being that seldom was there a group of men more determined to stand on their rights functioning in an environment where there was less leeway to exercise individual rights, up to and including the reality that on a ship there is no escape from action until catastrophe strikes. What's also useful about this book is that the insights of gender studies are exploited in an appropriate fashion. About the only thing that I can mark this study down for is that in having chosen to organize the book on a thematic basis the author occasionally comes off as repetitive.
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