The Resource The imagined Civil War : popular literature of the North & South, 1861-1865, Alice Fahs, (electronic book)

The imagined Civil War : popular literature of the North & South, 1861-1865, Alice Fahs, (electronic book)

Label
The imagined Civil War : popular literature of the North & South, 1861-1865
Title
The imagined Civil War
Title remainder
popular literature of the North & South, 1861-1865
Statement of responsibility
Alice Fahs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Alice Fahs explores a little-known and fascinating side of the Civil War - the outpouring of popular literature inspired by the conflict. From 1861 to 1865, authors and publishers in both the North and the South produced a remarkable variety of war-related compositions, including poems, songs, children's stories, romances, novels, histories, and even humorous pieces. Fahs mines these rich but long-neglected resources to recover the diversity of the war's political and social meanings." "Instead of narrowly portraying the Civil War as a clash between two great, white armies, popular literature offered a wide range of representations through which to consider the conflict, as Fahs demonstrates. Works that explored the war's devastating impact on white women's lives, for example, proclaimed the importance of their experiences on the home front, while popular writings that celebrated black manhood and heroism in the wake of emancipation helped readers begin to imagine new roles for blacks in American life. By providing subjects and characters with which a broad spectrum of people could identify, popular literature invited ordinary Americans to envision themselves as active participants in the war and helped shape new modes of imagining the relationships of diverse individuals to the nation."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Fahs, Alice
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Civil War America
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  • War and literature
  • American literature
  • Popular literature
  • War and literature
  • American literature
  • Popular literature
  • War stories, American
  • War poetry, American
  • War in literature
  • United States
  • Southern States
Label
The imagined Civil War : popular literature of the North & South, 1861-1865, Alice Fahs, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--New York University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references nd index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ebr10442139
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 410 p.
Form of item
electronic
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The imagined Civil War : popular literature of the North & South, 1861-1865, Alice Fahs, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--New York University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references nd index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ebr10442139
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 410 p.
Form of item
electronic
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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