Daily Life in Civil War America by Dorothy Denneen Volo, James M. Volo

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By Dorothy Denneen Volo, James M. Volo

When first released, Daily existence in Civil struggle America shifted the highlight from the conflict's army operations and recognized leaders to its impact on daily dwelling. Now this well known, groundbreaking paintings returns in a completely up to date new version, drawing on an elevated variety of journals, journalism, diaries, and correspondence to catch the realities of wartime existence for squaddies and voters, slaves and unfastened people, girls and youngsters, on either side of the conflict.

In addition to chapter-by-chapter updating, the version beneficial properties new chapters on vital subject matters: the impacts of the warfare on households, targeting the absence of guys at the domestic entrance and the plight of approximately 26,000 youngsters orphaned via the battle; and the actions of the Copperheads, anti-Confederate border citizens, and different Southern pacifist groups.

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Sir Walter Scott, The Fair Maid of Perth (New York: Harper, 1831), 9. ” said the haughty young lord. ” 16. John Tosh, “New Men? The Bourgeois Cult of Home,” History Today 46 (December 1996): 9–15. 17. John A. Thayer, The Practical Expedite or Time-Book Companion (Stoughton, MA: Privately published, 1847). The Historian’s War 15 18. , A Northern Woman in the Plantation South, The Letters of Tryphena Blanche Holder Fox, 1856–1876 (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1993), 131. 19. William A.

In response, moderates in the South began to harden their position and seriously consider disunion. With the next election cycle in 1856, it became obvious that the “Slave Power” forces had reached their peak. While the Northern Democrats were hurt by the response to the act, the Whigs were devastated by it. The Southern wing of the Whig Party, sympathetic to compromise on the slavery issue, bolted, thereafter aligning themselves with the Southern Democrats; and the Whig Party, already weak after years of deterioration, was left in disarray and all but destroyed.

Yet in the wake of the disaster that followed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, interest in politics and political discussions increased, and several new parties moved in to fill the void. Among these, two major new parties stood out: the Nativists and the Republicans. The Nativist, or American, Party rose very rapidly in popularity but failed in carrying its agenda to the national scene. The Republicans, after a false start in 1856, managed to win the White House in 1860, a victory that would bring the country to civil war.

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