The Resource Why confederates fought : family and nation in Civil War Virginia, Aaron Sheehan-Dean, (electronic resource)

Why confederates fought : family and nation in Civil War Virginia, Aaron Sheehan-Dean, (electronic resource)

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Why confederates fought : family and nation in Civil War Virginia
Title
Why confederates fought
Title remainder
family and nation in Civil War Virginia
Statement of responsibility
Aaron Sheehan-Dean
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Language
eng
Summary
In the first comprehensive study of the experience of Virginia soldiers and their families in the Civil War, Aaron Sheehan-Dean captures the inner world of the rank-and-file. Utilizing new statistical evidence and first-person narratives, Sheehan-Dean explores how Virginia soldiers--even those who were nonslaveholders--adapted their vision of the war's purpose to remain committed Confederates. Sheehan-Dean challenges earlier arguments that middle- and lower-class southerners gradually withdrew their support for the Confederacy because their class interests were not being met. Instead he argues that Virginia soldiers continued to be motivated by the profound emotional connection between military service and the protection of home and family, even as the war dragged on. The experience of fighting, explains Sheehan-Dean, redefined southern manhood and family relations, established the basis for postwar race and class relations, and transformed the shape of Virginia itself. He concludes that Virginians' experience of the Civil War offers important lessons about the reasons we fight wars and the ways that those reasons can change over time.In the first comprehensive study of the experience of Virginia soldiers and their families in the Civil War, Aaron Sheehan-Dean captures the inner world of the rank-and-file. He challenges earlier arguments that middle- and lower-class southerners gradually withdrew their support for the Confederacy because their class interests were not being met. Instead he argues that Virginia soldiers continued to be motivated by the profound emotional connection between military service and the protection of home and family, even as the war dragged on.-->
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Midwest
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Sheehan-Dean, Aaron Charles
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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  • Electronic books
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • Families
  • Nationalism
  • Social classes
  • War and society
  • Nationalism
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Why confederates fought : family and nation in Civil War Virginia, Aaron Sheehan-Dean, (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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9780807887653
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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11710041
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MWT11710041
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Why confederates fought : family and nation in Civil War Virginia, Aaron Sheehan-Dean, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807887653
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11710041
Publisher number
MWT11710041
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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