Book — 1 online resource (xiii, 292 pages) : illustrations.
Introduction / Joan Waugh & Gary W. Gallagher
Women numerous and armed : gender and the politics of subsistence in the Civil War south / Stephanie McCurry
Friend or foe : Treason and the second confiscation act / William Blair
My enemies are crushed : McClellan and Lincoln / James M. McPherson
Profile in leadership : Generalship and resistance in Robert E. Lee's first month in command of the army of Northern Virginia / Joseph T. Glatthaar
In your hands that musket means liberty : African American soldiers and the battle of Olustee / J. Matthew Gallman
With malice toward both : Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis in caricature / Harold Holzer
Walt Whitman's real wars / Stephen Cushman
Hollywood has it both ways : the rise, fall, and reappearance of the lost cause in American film / Gary W. Gallagher
Battle over the bodies : burying and reburying the Civil War dead, 1865-1871 / Drew Gilpin Faust
Not a veteran in the poorhouse : Civil War pension and soldiers' homes / James Marten
William T. Sherman in postwar Georgia's collective memory, 1864-1914 / Carol Reardon
The nation's greatest hero should rest in the nation's greatest city / Joan Waugh.
This is a sampler of the best scholarship on the Civil War and its memory.The twelve essays in ""Wars within a War"" explore the internal stresses that posed serious challenges to the viability of the opposing sides in the Civil War as well as some of the ways in which wartime disputes and cultural fissures carried over into the postwar years and beyond.Comprised of contributions from leading scholars, this volume extends the discussion of controversies far past the death of the Confederacy in the spring of 1865. The contributors address, among other topics, Walt Whitman's poetry, the handling of the Union and Confederate dead, the treatment of disabled and destitute northern veterans, Ulysses S. Grant's imposing tomb, and Hollywood's long relationship with the Lost Cause narrative.Reflecting a variety of approaches and methodologies, these essays provide a starting point for anyone interested in how Americans have argued about the prosecution, meaning, and memory of the war. (source: Nielsen Book Data)