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Wars Within a War: Controversy and Conflict Over the American Civil War, Large Print Ed (Large Print) (Civil War America)by Mark V. Tushnet
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"Excellent. . . . Points us toward new directions in the study of Civil War memory. . . . This useful collection contains many rich insights into the controversies unleashed by the Civil War."
-Journal of Southern History "A sampling of recent scholarship on the Civil War and its memory from some of the most prominent scholars in the field. . . . An excellent reader for the classroom for those who wish to introduce students to the kinds of questions that scholars are entertaining about the war and to the variety of approaches that are used to answer those questions."
-Southwestern Historical Quarterly "Detailed information and new interpretations are found in virtually every entry. . . . The reader can be assured that the research is thorough and the conclusions are balanced in this venture into a conflict that still generates dispute within and beyond the world of scholarship."
-The Journal of American History "Provide[s] very thought-provoking insights. . . . Strongly and plausibly argued."
-Lection "Provides fresh interpretations. . . . Demonstrates the vitality of Civil War history because conflicts over the war's meaning multiply, rather than diminish, with the passage of time."
-Virginia Magazine "Provide[s] a different view of the war; one that military history ignores but can expand our horizons."
-James Durney, Independent Book Reviewer "An invaluable resource for both research and teaching, this dazzling book of essays illustrates, in ways sure to provoke debate and inspire new work, how far modern scholarship has come in integrating the Civil War battlefront and homefront. And it dramatizes that in history and in memory, 'North' and 'South' were not just implacable foes, but unstable and contested political constructs."--Elizabeth R. Varon, Temple University "The contributors to this stimulating volume demonstrate again the inexhaustible potential for fresh scholarship on the American Civil War. These studies focus on the tensions that divided North against North and South against South during--and long after--the actual fighting. The result is a very good book on the Civil War that also reveals much about American history in general."--Mark A. Noll, author The Civil War as a Theological Crisis
Comprised of essays from 12 leading scholars, this volume extends the discussion of Civil War controversies far past the death of the Confederacy in the spring of 1865. 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. Contributors include Drew Gilpin Faust, James M. McPherson, and Carol Reardon.
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. 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.
William Blair, The Pennsylvania State University
Stephen Cushman, University of Virginia
Drew Gilpin Faust, Harvard University
Gary W. Gallagher, University of Virginia
J. Matthew Gallman, University of Florida
Joseph T. Glatthaar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Harold Holzer, Metropolitan Museum of Art
James Marten, Marquette University
Stephanie McCurry, University of Pennsylvania
James M. McPherson, Princeton University
Carol Reardon, The Pennsylvania State University
Joan Waugh, University of California, Los Angeles
contrib list narrative:
The contributors are William Blair, Stephen Cushman, Drew Gilpin Faust, Gary W. Gallagher, J. Matthew Gallman, Joseph T. Glatthaar, Harold Holzer, James Marten, Stephanie McCurry, James M. McPherson, Carol Reardon, and Joan Waugh. The editors are Joan Waugh and Gary W. Gallagher.
About the Author
Joan Waugh is professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, and coeditor of the award-winning The Memory of the Civil War in American Culture. Gary W. Gallagher is John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia. His most recent book is Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War.
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