The Resource The last generation : young Virginians in peace, war, and reunion, Peter S. Carmichael, (electronic resource)

The last generation : young Virginians in peace, war, and reunion, Peter S. Carmichael, (electronic resource)

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The last generation : young Virginians in peace, war, and reunion
Title
The last generation
Title remainder
young Virginians in peace, war, and reunion
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Peter S. Carmichael
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Language
eng
Summary
Challenging the popular conception of Southern youth on the eve of the Civil War as intellectually lazy, violent, and dissipated, Peter S. Carmichael looks closely at the lives of more than one hundred young white men from Virginia's last generation to grow up with the institution of slavery. He finds them deeply engaged in the political, economic, and cultural forces of their time. Age, he concludes, created special concerns for young men who spent their formative years in the 1850s.Before the Civil War, these young men thought long and hard about Virginia's place as a progressive slave society. They vigorously lobbied for disunion despite opposition from their elders, then served as officers in the Army of Northern Virginia as frontline negotiators with the nonslaveholding rank and file. After the war, however, they quickly shed their Confederate radicalism to pursue the political goals of home rule and New South economic development and reconciliation. Not until the turn of the century, when these men were nearing the ends of their lives, did the mythmaking and storytelling begin, and members of the last generation recast themselves once more as unreconstructed Rebels. By examining the lives of members of this generation on personal as well as generational and cultural levels, Carmichael sheds new light on the formation and reformation of Southern identity during the turbulent last half of the nineteenth century.Challenging the popular conception of Southern youth on the eve of the Civil War as intellectually lazy, violent, and dissipated, Peter Carmichael looks closely at the lives of more than one hundred young white men from Virginia's last generation to grow up with the institution of slavery. He finds them deeply engaged in the political, economic, and cultural forces of their time. Carmichael argues that their experiences force us to reexamine the nature of Southern manhood and shed new light on the formation and reformation of Southern identity during the turbulent last half of the nineteenth century.-->
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Midwest
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Carmichael, Peter S
Dewey number
975.5/03
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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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  • Men, White
  • Young men
  • White people
  • Youth
  • Electronic books
  • Nationalism
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
  • Southern States
  • Virginia
  • United States
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adult
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The last generation : young Virginians in peace, war, and reunion, Peter S. Carmichael, (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
9781469625898
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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11720226
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MWT11720226
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The last generation : young Virginians in peace, war, and reunion, Peter S. Carmichael, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469625898
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11720226
Publisher number
MWT11720226
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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