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

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

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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
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Language
eng
Summary
In this groundbreaking work of cultural history, 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 of the conflict and helped shape new modes of imagining the relationships of diverse individuals to the nation. 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 envision new roles for blacks in American life. Recovering a lost world of popular literature, The Imagined Civil War adds immeasurably to our understanding of American life and letters at a pivotal point in our history
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Fahs, Alice
Dewey number
810.9/358
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Civil War America
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  • Electronic books
  • 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
Target audience
adult
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The imagined Civil War : popular literature of the North & South, 1861-1865, Alice Fahs, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807899298
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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11718490
Publisher number
MWT11718490
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The imagined Civil War : popular literature of the North & South, 1861-1865, Alice Fahs, (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
9780807899298
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11718490
Publisher number
MWT11718490
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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