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Civil struggle the US: Voices from the house entrance КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: ABC-CLIOАвтор(ы): James MartenЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2003Количество страниц: 361ISBN: 1-57607-237-1Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 6,63 mbThe writer of an acclaimed account of the lives of youngsters within the Civil struggle, Marten right here presents a extra accomplished creation to the civilian background of the Civil struggle. Concise, vividly written chapters describe the house entrance during the lives of people and the histories of occasions and associations within the North and South. The tales are equipped round 5 huge topics: the Northern domestic entrance, the Southern domestic entrance, youngsters, African american citizens, and the warfare aftermath. The case experiences characteristic voices of the well-known, like Edmund Riffin and Booker T. Washington, yet extra usually they provide the testimony of normal males, girls, and youngsters. a great mix of conventional narrative, case reviews, and person tales, Civil battle the US is a beneficial source for college kids and their lecturers trying to comprehend the various ways that the Civil battle used to be really a humans warfare. RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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Painting by the turn-of-the-century illustrator Howard Pyle, who was a small boy during the Civil War (Hulton Archive) CIVIL WAR AMERICA civilians. Her worst moment came early in the siege, when she had taken refuge in a cave with a number of friends and neighbors. “Just as we got in several machines exploded, it seemed, just over our heads,” she wrote a couple of days after the experience, “and at the same time two riders were killed in the valley below us by a twenty-four pound shell . . so you see we were between two fires.

This extended family was joined at any given time by friends and relatives, “for the people of those times were a sociable folk and the ties of kindness were closely drawn” (4). Kate was nineteen in 1860, had just graduated from Dr. Elliott’s Academy in Nashville, “and was of course the much indulged young lady of the house” (3). Her description of peacetime life at Brokenburn reads like an early chapter of Gone with the Wind. Their home lay in Madison Parish on the Mississippi River floodplain, which was one of the richest places in the United States—nine out of ten people living there were slaves.

Like all crazy people,” she wrote once, “I must 22 Times to Try a Woman s Soul & will talk of that which affects my mind, temper, heart, & life most intimately” (May 29, 1864). She referred to “this gloomy, desponding, hopeless feeling that almost kills me at times” and wished “most heartily” late in the war “that I had no one in the world to care for but myself” (January 3, 1864). She blamed her lack of affection for her children on her own childhood, “which mentally from my youth up” is “more like some poor stray dog’s fate than any thing you can liken it to” (April 26, 1863 and January 3, 1864).

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