By J. Matthew Gallman
Examining the breadth of Northern pop culture, J. Matthew Gallman deals a dramatic reconsideration of ways the Union's civilians understood the that means of accountability and citizenship in wartime. even though an enormous percent of military-aged males served within the Union military, a bigger crew selected to stick domestic, even whereas they supported the warfare. This pathbreaking learn investigates how women and men, either white and black, understood their roles within the People's clash. Wartime tradition created funny and indignant stereotypes ridiculing the nation's cowards, crooks, and fools, whereas wrestling with the demanding situations confronted by way of traditional american citizens. Gallman indicates how hundreds of thousands of authors, artists, and readers jointly created a brand new algorithm for navigating existence in a kingdom at war.
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Defining Duty in the Civil War: Personal Choice, Popular Culture, and the Union Home Front (Civil War America) by J. Matthew Gallman