Daily Life in Civil War America

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Greenwood Press, 2009 - History - 397 pages
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When first published, "Daily Life in Civil War America" shifted the spotlight from the conflict's military operations and famous leaders to its affect on day-to-day living. Now this popular, groundbreaking work returns in a thoroughly updated new edition, drawing on an expanded range of journals, journalism, diaries, and correspondence to capture the realities of wartime life for soldiers and citizens, slaves and free persons, women and children, on both sides of the conflict.

In addition to chapter-by-chapter updating, the edition features new chapters on two important topics: the affects of the war on families, focusing on the absence of men on the home front and the plight of nearly 26,000 children orphaned by the war; and the activities of the Copperheads, anti-Confederate border residents, and other Southern pacifist groups.

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The minutiae about the average life that created the soldiers, north and south. It was a basic and necessary book for the re-enactor. We ain't all Miss Scarlet. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Dorothy Denneen Volo is a teacher, historian, and living history enthusiast.

James M. Volo is a teacher, lecturer, and historian.

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