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The United States Civil War touched the lives of every American North and South at that time. This informative book makes extensive use of journals, newspapers, and diaries to bring together the experience of the soldier, civilian, and slave in one volume. The experiences of Billy Yank and Johnny Reb are contrasted with activities on the homefront to bring this turbulent era alive for students, teachers and Civil War buffs.

This engaging history also provides interesting details such as: what the slaves' and the freed black men and women's lives were like; how the soldiers obtained their food; how recipes were changed to accommodate food shortages; the popular books and magazines of the time; and how clothing and fashion were affected by the war. The ideas and ideals which brought about the crisis are discussed and period writings are included to provide great insight into the mindset of the time. This volume is enhanced by period photographs, lithographs and original art work, much of which has never before appeared in print.

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The authors, both teachers and history reenactors in community, screen, and television projects, begin by describing Civil War politics, historians' varying opinions on the causes of the war, America as a Zion for the world, and slavery and abolition. Then, sections on soldiers' lives and activities on the homefront include interesting details such as: what the slaves' and the freed black men and women's lives were like; how soldiers obtained their food; how recipes were changed to accommodate food shortages; the popular books and magazines of the time; and how clothing and fashion were affected by the war. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Discover the everyday lives of ordinary people--soldier and civilian--during the Civil War.

Synopsis:

The United States Civil War touched the lives of every American North and South at that time. This informative book makes extensive use of journals, newspapers, and diaries to bring together the experience of the soldier, civilian, and slave in one volume. What the soldiers ate, how they lived, and what they did for entertainment are discussed in detail. The experiences of Billy Yank and Johnny Reb are contrasted with activities on the homefront to bring this turbulent era alive for students, teachers, and Civil War buffs.

About the Author

JAMES M. VOLO is a teacher, historian, and living history enthusiast.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chronology

History, Politics, and Slavery

The Historian's War

Politics: The National Hobby

The American Zion

On Behalf of Southern Independence

The Peculiar Institution: Slavery

Abolition

Soldier's Lives

Billy Yank and Johnny Reb

Hardtack and Coffee

Tenting Tonight: The Soldier's Life

Tactics and Strategy

Seeing the Elephant: The Realities of Life in Battle

Civilians' Lives

Be It Ever So Humble

Leisure Time

Feast or Famine: Food and Cooking

The Look: Fashion and Women's Clothing

Dressed for the Part: Men's, Children's, and Slaves' Clothing

Elevating and Expanding the Young Mind

Till the Mournful Night is Gone: Death and Dying

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313305160
Author:
Volo, Dorothy Denneen
Author:
Volo, James M.
Author:
Volo, James
Author:
Volo, Dorothy
Publisher:
Greenwood
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States Social life and customs 1783-1865.
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Military-General History
Series:
The Greenwood Press "Daily Life Through History" Series
Publication Date:
19981131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9.49x6.33x1.19 in. 1.58 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War
History and Social Science » World History » General
Reference » General

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"Synopsis" by , Discover the everyday lives of ordinary people--soldier and civilian--during the Civil War.
"Synopsis" by , The United States Civil War touched the lives of every American North and South at that time. This informative book makes extensive use of journals, newspapers, and diaries to bring together the experience of the soldier, civilian, and slave in one volume. What the soldiers ate, how they lived, and what they did for entertainment are discussed in detail. The experiences of Billy Yank and Johnny Reb are contrasted with activities on the homefront to bring this turbulent era alive for students, teachers, and Civil War buffs.
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