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Living by InchesThe Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and Feeling of Captivity in Civil War Prisons$
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Evan A. Kutzler

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469653785

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653785.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Living by Inches

Evan A. Kutzler

University of North Carolina Press

This section introduces the prospects of an emerging sensory history of the Civil War era and focuses specifically on what attention to smells, sounds, tastes, feeling, and sight can reveal about captivity experiences. Previous scholarship has focused on death rates, government policy, and accusations of intentional mistreatment. Scholarly treatment of these important topics tends to overlook the human experience of the prison experience. The methodology of sensory history is situated to individualize and humanize the trauma of captivity as accessible social and cultural history. The introduction also provides an overview of the decentralized prison archive that serves as the evidentiary base for the book.

Keywords:   sensory history, prisoners of war, experience, methodology, archives, social history, cultural history

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