The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North and South, 1861-1865 (Civil War America)
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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. Winslow Homer News from the War. The Emancipation of Popular Literature.
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The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North and South by Alice Fahs
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The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North and South, 1861-1865 (Unabridged)
You already recently rated this item. Your rating has been recorded. Write a review Rate this item: Preview this item Preview this item. The imagined Civil War: State or province government publication: English View all editions and formats Summary: From to , 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. 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 imagine new roles for blacks in American life.
The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North and South 1861-1865
By providing subjects and characters with which a broad spectrum of people could identify, popular literature invited ordinary Americans to envision themselves as active participants in the war and helped shape new modes of imagining the relationships of diverse individuals to the nation. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Criticism, interpretation, etc History Additional Physical Format: Government publication, State or province government publication Document Type: Alice Fahs Find more information about: A study of the outpouring of popular literature inspired by the American Civil War.