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Author Gallman, J. Matthew (James Matthew)
Title Defining duty in the Civil War : personal choice, popular culture, and the Union home front / J. Matthew Gallman.
Imprint Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2015]

Author Gallman, J. Matthew (James Matthew)
Series Civil War America
Civil War America (Series)
Subject United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.
National characteristics, American -- History -- 19th century.
Nationalism -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Patriotism -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Northeastern States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Political culture -- Northeastern States -- History -- 19th century.
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: only bread and the newspaper we must have -- Part I. On fools, hypocrites, and scoundrels -- Striped pants and empty heads: the fools, swells, and jesters of the Civil War -- Don't you think it is time you took off that uniform? Shoulder straps and faux soldiers -- Your diamonds may flash gaily, but there's blood on them: a shoddy aristocracy -- Part II. On duty, cowardice, and citizenship -- Our duty: sacrifice and citizenship -- No man of honor shall shrink from running his chance: Federal conscription and individual obligations -- The woman hides her trembling fear: good wives and selfless volunteers -- Will they fight? Should they fight? African Americans and citizenship in wartime -- Conclusion: We are coming Father Abraham: patriotism and choice.
Note Print version record.
Summary Examining the breadth of Northern popular culture, J. Matthew Gallman offers a dramatic reconsideration of how the Union's civilians understood the meaning of duty and citizenship in wartime. Gallman shows how thousands of authors, artists, and readers together created a new set of rules for navigating life in a nation at war.
ISBN 9781469623184 (electronic bk.)
1469623188 (electronic bk.)
9781469621005 (ebook)
1469621002 (ebook)
OCLC # 907067840
Additional Format Print version: Gallman, J. Matthew (James Matthew). Defining duty in the Civil War 9781469620992 (DLC) 2014047576 (OCoLC)893452570