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Children's Civil War (Civil War America)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Children—white and black, northern and southern—endured a vast and varied range of experiences during the Civil War. Children celebrated victories and mourned defeats, tightened their belts and widened their responsibilities, took part in patriotic displays and suffered shortages and hardships, fled their homes to escape enemy invaders and snatched opportunities to run toward the promise of freedom.

Offering a fascinating look at how children were affected by our nation's greatest crisis, James Marten examines their toys and games, their literature and schoolbooks, the letters they exchanged with absent fathers and brothers, and the hardships they endured. He also explores children's politicization, their contributions to their homelands' war efforts, and the lessons they took away from the war. Drawing on the childhoods of such diverse Americans as Jane Addams, Booker T. Washington, and Theodore Roosevelt, and on sources that range from diaries and memoirs to children's "amateur newspapers," Marten examines the myriad ways in which the Civil War shaped the lives of a generation of American children.

Synopsis:

[A] valuable addition to the historiography of the period.

Journal of Southern History [The book] directs our attention to some previously overlooked casualties and consequences of the Civil War.

American Historical Review Through his absorbing, first-rate social history, Marten sheds much-needed light on a previously neglected aspect of Civil War history.

Publishers Weekly Thoroughly researched and nicely illustrated, The Children•s Civil War will be a touchstone for historians and generalists.

Civil War History [A]n engaging, masterful, nuanced, and readable study that will not quickly leave the reader's mind or heart.

American Studies

Synopsis:

Adding an important dimension to the literature on the Civil War, this book examines the wartime experiences of children—white and black, northern and southern. Marten examines letters, games, books, and toys of the period, and includes the experiences of some famous individuals including Booker T. Washington, Jane Addams, and Theodore Roosevelt to reveal the war's impact on children's lives.

About the Author

James Marten is professor of history at Marquette University in Milwaukee. He is director of the Children in Urban America Project: A Digital Archive.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Children of War

Chapter 1. War Ain't Nuthin' but Hell on Dis Earth: Children, Society, and War

Chapter 2. Fighting against Wrong, and for the Good, the True, and the Beautiful: The War in Children's Literature and Schoolbooks

Chapter 3. When I Come Home Again, I Won't Go Away Any More: Fathers, Brothers, and Children

Chapter 4. We Lived Years in As Many Days: The War Comes to Children

Chapter 5. Rabid Partisans among Their Playmates: Children Respond to the Civil War

Chapter 6. Childhoods Lost and Found: Civil War Children as Adults

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807824252
Author:
Marten, James
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Children
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Children.
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
North and South; childhood; schoolbooks; Jane Addams; Booker T. Washington; Theodore Roosevelt; diaries; memoirs
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
North and south.
Subject:
Childhood
Subject:
schoolbooks
Subject:
Jane Addams
Subject:
Booker T. Washington
Subject:
Theodore Roosevelt
Subject:
Diaries
Subject:
Memoirs
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Civil War America Hardcover
Publication Date:
September 1998
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
380
Dimensions:
9.5 x 8 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War
History and Social Science » World History » General

Children's Civil War (Civil War America)
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Product details 380 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807824252 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , [A] valuable addition to the historiography of the period.

Journal of Southern History [The book] directs our attention to some previously overlooked casualties and consequences of the Civil War.

American Historical Review Through his absorbing, first-rate social history, Marten sheds much-needed light on a previously neglected aspect of Civil War history.

Publishers Weekly Thoroughly researched and nicely illustrated, The Children•s Civil War will be a touchstone for historians and generalists.

Civil War History [A]n engaging, masterful, nuanced, and readable study that will not quickly leave the reader's mind or heart.

American Studies

"Synopsis" by , Adding an important dimension to the literature on the Civil War, this book examines the wartime experiences of children—white and black, northern and southern. Marten examines letters, games, books, and toys of the period, and includes the experiences of some famous individuals including Booker T. Washington, Jane Addams, and Theodore Roosevelt to reveal the war's impact on children's lives.
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