My Library

University LibraryCatalogue

For faster,
simpler
access.
Use Lean
Library.
Get it now
Don't show me again
     
Limit search to items available for borrowing or consultation
Record 42 of 83
Result Page: Previous Next
Can't find that book? Try BONUS+
 
Look for full text

Search Discovery

Search CARM Centre Catalogue

Search Trove

Add record to RefWorks

Cover Art
PRINTED BOOKS
Author Fahs, Alice.

Title The imagined Civil War : popular literature of the North & South, 1861-1865 / Alice Fahs.

Published Chapel Hill [N.C.] ; London : University of North Carolina Press, [2001]
©2001

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  810.9358 FAHS    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 410 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 25 cm.
Series Civil War America.
Civil War America.
Notes Enlargement of author's thesis (Ph. D.)--New York University.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [319]-391) and index.
Contents 1. Popular Literary Culture in Wartime 17 -- 2. Early Spirit of War 61 -- 3. Sentimental Soldier 93 -- 4. Feminized War 120 -- 5. Kingdom Coming: The Emancipation of Popular Literature 150 -- 6. Humor of War 195 -- 7. Sensational War 225 -- 8. A Boys' and Girls' War 256 -- 9. Market Value of Memory: Histories of the War 287.
Summary The Civil War inspired a remarkable outpouring of popular literature. From 1861 to 1865, authors and publishers in both the North and the South produced a torrent of war-related works, including poems, songs, children's stories, romances, novels, histories, and even humorous pieces. Mining these rich but long-neglected sources, Alice Fahs demonstrates that instead of narrowly portraying the Civil War as a clash between two great, white armies, popular literature offered a wide range of representations of the conflict and helped shape new modes of imagining the relationships of diverse individuals--including African Americans--to the nation.
Subject War and literature -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
American literature -- Southern States -- History and criticism.
Popular literature -- Southern States -- History and criticism.
War and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Popular literature -- United States -- History and criticism.
War stories, American -- History and criticism.
War poetry, American -- History and criticism.
War in literature.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Literature and the war.
Southern States -- In literature.
ISBN 0807825816 (cloth : alk. paper)