A history of American Civil War literature

Format: Print Book 2016
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS217.C58 H57 2016
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PS217.C58 H57 2016
This book is the first omnibus history of the literature of the American Civil War, the deadliest conflict in US history. A History of American Civil War Literature examines the way in which the war has been remembered and rewritten over time in prose, poems, and other narratives. This history incorporates new directions in Civil War historiography and cultural studies while giving equal attention to writings from both northern and southern states. It redresses the traditional neglect of southern literary cultures by moving between the North and the South, thus finding a balance between Union and Confederate texts. Written by leading scholars in the field, this book works to redefine the boundaries of American Civil War literature while posing a fundamental question: why does this 150-year-old conflict continue to capture the American imagination?
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Subjects War and literature -- United States -- History.
American literature -- History and criticism.
War in literature.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Literature and the war.
Publisher New York, NY :2016
Contributors Hutchison, Coleman, 1977- editor.
Language English
Description xxiii, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-348) and index.
ISBN 9781107109728
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