The Eloquent War: Personal And Public Writings From The Civil War by Donna BoddenThe Eloquent War: Personal And Public Writings From The Civil War by Donna Bodden

The Eloquent War: Personal And Public Writings From The Civil War

EditorDonna Bodden, Eleanor Lang

Paperback | August 3, 1999

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The Civil War confronted all Americans with the weightiest moral and political issues since the American Revolution. In diaries and journals they argued and agonized with themselves; in sermons and speeches, in poems and love letters, they revealed to one another their own interior war. As they sought with words to hold their experiences steady for a moment, they sometimes achieved the eloquence that may evoke extraordinary times.

The 59 selections in this volume, written between 1860 and 1865, include such well-known writers as Frederick Douglass, Lincoln, Melville, and Whitman, as well as the lesser-known, whose experience of war is immediate, unfiltered by memory. It is a picture of America, a literature that crosses all social borders, an integrated portrait of the Civil War as a national experience.
Eleanor M. Lang is Professor Emerita of English at Southern Connecticut State University. Donna Bodden is Professor Emerita at Southern Connecticut State University.
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Title:The Eloquent War: Personal And Public Writings From The Civil WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.05 × 6.05 × 0.39 inPublished:August 3, 1999Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1881089312

ISBN - 13:9781881089315

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Table of Contents

Part I: 1860-1861.

Part II: 1862.

Part III: 1863.

Part IIII: 1864-1865.

Bibliography.

Index.