The American Civil War: An Anthology of Essential Writings

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Taylor & Francis, 2006 - History - 629 pages
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This anthology brings together a wide variety of both well-known and more obscure writing from and about the Civil War, along with supplementary appendices to facilitate its use in courses.

The selections include short fiction, poetry, public addresses, diary entries, song lyrics, and essays from such figures as Walt Whitman, Ambrose Bierce, Stephen Crane, and Louisa May Alcott, as well as Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Jefferson Davis, and Ulysses S. Grant. The writing not only includes those directly involved in the war, but also those writing about the war afterward, to include the perspective of historical memory.

This collection makes a perfect addition to any course on Civil War history or literature as well as courses on popular memory.

 

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Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
xiii
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
xv
INTRODUCTION
1
1 ORIGINS
17
2 BATTLEFIELDS
61
3 AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
187
4 THE CIVIL WAR IN SONG
329
5 THE HOME FRONT
377
6 REMEMBRANCE AND FORGETTING
481
GLOSSARY
593
THE WRITERS
611
PERMISSIONS
623
INDEX
625
Back cover
631
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Ian Frederick Finseth is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Michigan at Dearborn.

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