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War MattersMaterial Culture in the Civil War Era$
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Joan E. Cashin

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469643205

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

The Idea of the Thing

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(p.1) Introduction
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War Matters
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Joan E. Cashin
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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.003.0001

Most historians of the Civil War era have neglected material culture studies, but the field has a great deal to offer to scholars. Numerous relics survive from the time period, and they can be found in museums, historical societies, and state archives; they are also mentioned frequently in the manuscripts. People who lived through the war used objects to convey a host of powerful cultural messages about their experiences.

Keywords:   Material culture, Historical memory, Anthropology, Archaeology, Museums, Objects, Relics, Artifacts, Civilians, Soldiers

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