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Children and youth during the Civil War era / edited by James Marten
New York : New York University Press, c2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E540.C47 C45 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Children
Subject(s) Children and war -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Children and war -- Confederate States of America
Physical Description xii, 270 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary "The Civil War is a much plumbed area of scholarship, so much so that at times it seems there is no further work to be done in the field. However, the experience of children and youth during that tumultuous time remains a relatively unexplored facet of the conflict. Children and Youth during the Civil War Era seeks a deeper investigation into the historical record by and giving voice and context to their struggles and victories during this critical period in American history. Prominent historians and rising scholars explore issues important to both the Civil War era and to the history of children and youth, including the experience of orphans, drummer boys, and young soldiers on the front lines, and even the impact of the war on the games children played in this collection. Each essay places the history of children and youth in the context of the sectional conflict, while in turn shedding new light on the sectional conflict by viewing it through the lens of children and youth. A much needed, multi-faceted historical account, Children and Youth during the Civil War Era touches on some of the most important historiographical issues with which historians of children and youth and of the Civil War home front have grappled over the last few years"--Provided by publisher
Contents "Waked up to feel": defining childhood, debating slavery in antebellum America / Rebecca de Schweinitz -- "Train up a child in the way he should go": the image of idealized childhood in the slavery debate, 1850-1870 / Elizabeth Kuebler-Wolf -- "What is a person worth at such a time": New England college students, sectionalism, and secession / Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai -- A "rebel to [his] govt. and to his parents": the emancipation of Tommy Cave / Thomas F. Curran -- Thrills for children: the Youth's companion, the Civil War, and the commercialization of American youth / Paul B. Ringel -- "Good children die happy": confronting death during the Civil War / Sean A. Scott -- Children of the march: Confederate girls and Sherman's Homefront Campaign / Lisa Tendrich Frank -- Love in battle: the meaning of courtships in the Civil War and lost cause / Victoria E. Ott -- Caught in the crossfire: African American children and the idiological battle for education in Reconstruction / Troy L. Kickler -- "Free ourselves, but deprived of our children": freedchildren and their labor after the Civil War / Mary Niall Mitchell -- Reconstructing social obligation: white orphan asylums in post-emancipation Richmond / Catherine A. Jones -- Orphans and Indians: Pennsylvania's soldiers' orphan schools and the landscape of post war childhood / Judith Geisberg -- Preparing the next generation for massive resistance: the historical pageantry of the children of the Confederacy, 1955-1965 / J. Vincent Lowery
Series Children and youth in America
Alternate Author Marten, James Alan

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