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The children's Civil War

James Alan Marten Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)

Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press ©1998

Available at Derrell C. Roberts Library  CIRCULATING COLLECTION  (E468.9 .M125 1998 )()

  • Title:
    The children's Civil War
  • Author: James Alan Marten
  • Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
  • Subjects: American Civil War (1861-1865); Children; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Children; United States; 1861-1865; History
  • Contents: Acknowledgments -- Introduction children of war -- War ain't nuthin' but hell on dis-earth: Children, society, and war -- Fighting against wrong, and for the good, the true, and the beautiful: War in children's literature and schoolbooks -- When I come home again, I won't go away any more: Fathers, brothers, and children -- We lived years in as many days: the war comes to children -- Rabid partisans among their playmates: Children respond to the civil war -- Childhoods lost and found: Civil war children as adults -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
    The Children's Civil War is an exploration of childhood during our nation's greatest crisis. James Marten describes how the war changed the literature and schoolbooks published for children, how it affected children's relationships with absent fathers and brothers, how the responsibilities forced on northern and especially southern youngsters shortened their childhoods, and how the death and destruction that tore the country apart often cut down children as well as adults.
    Drawing on the childhoods of such diverse Americans as Jane Addams, Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and Tom Watson, and on sources that range from diaries and memoirs to children's "amateur newspapers," Marten examines the myriad ways in which the Civil War shaped the lives of a generation of American children.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press
  • Creation Date: ©1998
  • Physical Description: xi, 365 pages ; 25 cm..
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN0807824259;ISBN9780807824252;ISBN0807849049;ISBN9780807849040
  • Source: 01GALI USG ALMA
  • OCLC Number: 37935128
  • NZ MMS ID: 9910098761802931
  • IZ MMS ID: 99594803402932$$IABAC

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