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The Portrait's SubjectInventing Inner Life in the Nineteenth-Century United States

The Portrait's Subject: Inventing Inner Life in the Nineteenth-Century United States

Sarah Blackwood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652597
eISBN:
9781469652610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652597.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Between the invention of photography in 1839 and the end of the nineteenth century, portraiture became one of the most popular and common art forms in the United States. In The Portrait's Subject, ... More

Engines of RedemptionRailroads and the Reconstruction of Capitalism in the New South

Engines of Redemption: Railroads and the Reconstruction of Capitalism in the New South

R. Scott Jr. Huffard

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652818
eISBN:
9781469652832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652818.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

After the upheavals of the Civil War and Reconstruction shattered the plantation economy of the Old South, white southerners turned to the railroad to reconstruct capitalism in the region. Examining ... More

Crafting an Indigenous NationKiowa Expressive Culture in the Progressive Era

Crafting an Indigenous Nation: Kiowa Expressive Culture in the Progressive Era

Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643663
eISBN:
9781469643687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643663.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In this in-depth interdisciplinary study, Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote reveals how Kiowa people drew on the tribe's rich history of expressive culture to assert its identity at a time of profound challenge. ... More

The War for the Common SoldierHow Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies

The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies

Peter S. Carmichael

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469643090
eISBN:
9781469643113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643090.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

How did Civil War soldiers endure the brutal and unpredictable existence of army life? This question is at the heart of Peter S. Carmichael’s sweeping study of men at war. Digging deeply into soldier ... More

War MattersMaterial Culture in the Civil War Era

War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era

Joan E. Cashin (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643205
eISBN:
9781469643229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Material objects lie at the crux of understanding individual and social relationships throughout history, and the Civil War generation is no exception. Before, during, and after the war, Americans ... More

Aberration of MindSuicide and Suffering in the Civil War-Era South

Aberration of Mind: Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War-Era South

Diane Miller Sommerville

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643304
eISBN:
9781469643588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643304.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Aberration of Mind is a social history of suicide in the American South during the Civil War era. The book casts a wide net, focusing on Confederate soldiers and veterans and their families, and the ... More

Keep the DaysReading the Civil War Diaries of Southern Women

Keep the Days: Reading the Civil War Diaries of Southern Women

Steven M. Stowe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640969
eISBN:
9781469640983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640969.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Americans wrote fiercely during their civil war. War surprised, devastated, and opened up imagination, taking hold of Americans’ words as well as their homes and families. The personal diary—wildly ... More

Women at War in the Borderlands of the Early American Northeast

Women at War in the Borderlands of the Early American Northeast

Gina M. Martino

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640990
eISBN:
9781469641010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640990.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Across the borderlands of the early American northeast, New England, New France, and Native nations deployed women with surprising frequency to the front lines of wars that determined control of ... More

City of Second SightNineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture

City of Second Sight: Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture

Justin T. Clark

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638737
eISBN:
9781469638751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638737.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the decades before the U.S. Civil War, the city of Boston evolved from a dilapidated, haphazardly planned, and architecturally stagnant provincial town into a booming and visually impressive ... More

The Loyal RepublicTraitors, Slaves, and the Remaking of Citizenship in Civil War America

The Loyal Republic: Traitors, Slaves, and the Remaking of Citizenship in Civil War America

Erik Mathisen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636320
eISBN:
9781469636344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636320.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This is the story of how Americans attempted to define what it meant to be a citizen of the United States, at a moment of fracture in the republic's history. As Erik Mathisen demonstrates, prior to ... More

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