Civil War America: Voices from the Home Front by James MartenCivil War America: Voices from the Home Front by James Marten

Civil War America: Voices from the Home Front

byJames Marten

Paperback | December 15, 2007

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The author of an acclaimed account of the lives of children in the Civil War, Marten here provides a more comprehensive introduction to the civilian history of the Civil War. Concise, vividly written chapters describe the home front through the lives of individuals and the histories of events and institutions in the North and South. The stories are organized around five broad themes: the Northern home front, the Southern home front, children, African Americans, and the war's aftermath. The case studies feature voices of the famous, like Edmund Riffin and Booker T. Washington, but more often they offer the testimony of ordinary men, women, and children.

A superb blend of traditional narrative, case studies, and individual stories, Civil War America is a valuable resource for students and their teachers seeking to understand the many ways in which the Civil War was truly a people's war.

James C. Marten is Professor and Chair of the History Department at Marquette University. Among his books are The Children's Civil War, Children and War: A Historical Anthology, and Children in Colonial America.
Title:Civil War America: Voices from the Home FrontFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.01 inPublished:December 15, 2007Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823227944

ISBN - 13:9780823227945

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Editorial Reviews

The genius of this book is its mix of documents, biographies and narrative analysis of home fronts which show the individuality of people of all ages, races, conditions, and loyalties responding to war in unique ways.