The Resource John Brown's body : slavery, violence & the culture of war, Franny Nudelman, (electronic resource)

John Brown's body : slavery, violence & the culture of war, Franny Nudelman, (electronic resource)

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John Brown's body : slavery, violence & the culture of war
Title
John Brown's body
Title remainder
slavery, violence & the culture of war
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Franny Nudelman
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Language
eng
Summary
Singing "John Brown's Body" as they marched to war, Union soldiers sought to steel themselves in the face of impending death. As the bodies of these soldiers accumulated in the wake of battle, writers, artists, and politicians extolled their deaths as a means to national unity and rebirth. Many scholars have followed suit, and the Civil War is often remembered as an inaugural moment in the development of national identity. Revisiting the culture of the Civil War, Franny Nudelman analyzes the idealization of mass death and explores alternative ways of depicting the violence of war. Considering martyred soldiers in relation to suffering slaves, she argues that responses to wartime death cannot be fully understood without attention to the brutality directed against African Americans during the antebellum era. Throughout, Nudelman focuses not only on representations of the dead but also on practical methods for handling, studying, and commemorating corpses. She narrates heated conflicts over the political significance of the dead: whether in the anatomy classroom or the Army Medical Museum, at the military scaffold or the national cemetery, the corpse was prized as a source of authority. Integrating the study of death, oppression, and war, John Brown's Body makes an important contribution to a growing body of scholarship that meditates on the relationship between violence and culture
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Nudelman, Franny
Dewey number
973.7/1
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Cultural studies of the United States
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  • Electronic books
  • Human body
  • Human body
  • Death
  • Death
  • Violence
  • Racism
  • War and society
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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John Brown's body : slavery, violence & the culture of war, Franny Nudelman, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Isbn
9781469625874
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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11718243
Publisher number
MWT11718243
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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John Brown's body : slavery, violence & the culture of war, Franny Nudelman, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469625874
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11718243
Publisher number
MWT11718243
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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