Lens of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War

EditorJ. Matthew Gallman, Gary W. Gallagher Contribution byJames Robertson

April 15, 2015|
Lens of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War by J. Matthew Gallman
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Lens of War grew out of an invitation to leading historians of the Civil War to select and reflect upon a single photograph. Each could choose any image and interpret it in personal and scholarly terms. The result is a remarkable set of essays by twenty-seven scholars whose numerous volumes on the Civil War have explored military, cultural, political, African American, women’s, and environmental history.

The essays describe a wide array of photographs and present an eclectic approach to the assignment, organized by topic: Leaders, Soldiers, Civilians, Victims, and Places. Readers will rediscover familiar photographs and figures examined in unfamiliar ways, as well as discover little-known photographs that afford intriguing perspectives. All the images are reproduced with exquisite care. Readers fascinated by the Civil War will want this unique book on their shelves, and lovers of photography will value the images and the creative, evocative reflections offered in these essays.

J. Matthew Gallman (Editor) J. MATTHEW GALLMAN is a professor of history at the University of Florida and author of Mastering Wartime: A Social History of Philadelphia during the Civil War, America’s Joan of Arc: The Life of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, and the forthcoming Defining Duty in the Civil War: Personal Choice, Popular Culture,...
Title:Lens of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War
Product dimensions:272 pages, 9.1 X 8.9 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 9.1 X 8.9 X 0.9 in
Published:April 15, 2015
Publisher:University of Georgia Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780820348100

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