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The War Was You and Me:
Civilians in the American Civil War
Edited by Joan E. Cashin

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Editor's Acknowledgments ix
Editor's Introduction by JOAN E. CASHIN 1
PART ONE: The South
1. Of Bells, Booms, Sounds, and Silences: Listening to the Civil War South by Mark M. Smith 9
2. A Compound of Wonderful Potency: Women Teachers of he North in the Civil War South by Nina Silber 35
3. Slaves, Emancipation, and the Powers of War: Views from the Natchez District of Mississippi by Anthony E. Kaye 60
4. Hearth, Home, and Family in the Fredericksburg Campaign by George C. Rable 85
5. The Uncertainty of Life: A Profile of Virginia's Civil War Widows by Robert Kenzer 112
6. Race, Memory, and Masculinity: Black Veterans Recall the Civil War by W. Fitzhugh Brundage 136
PART TWO: The North
7. An Inspiration to Work: Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, Public Orator by J. Matthew Gallman 159
8. We Are Coming, Father Abraham-Eventually: The Problem of Northern Nationalism in the Pennsylvania Recruiting Drives of 1862 by William Blair 183
9. Living on the Fault Line: African American Civilians and the Gettysburg Campaign by Margaret S. Creighton 209
10. Cannonballs and Books: Reading and the Disruption of Social Ties on the New England Home Front by Ronald J. Zboray and Mary Saracino Zboray 237
11. Deserters, Civilians, and Draft Resistance in the North by Joan E. Cashin 262
12. Mary Surratt and the Plot to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln by Elizabeth D. Leonard 286
PART THREE: The Border Regions
13. On the Border: White Children and the Politics of War in Maryland by Peter W. Bardaglio 313
14. Duty, Country, Race, and Party: The Evans Family of Ohio by Joseph T. Glatthaar 332
15. Union Father, Rebel Son: Families and the Question of Civil War Loyalty by Amy E. Murrell 358
About the Contributors 393
Index 395

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