The World of the Civil War: A Daily Life Encyclopedia

Editor: Frank, Lisa Tendrich
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Greenwood

Single-User Purchase Price: $198.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $297.00
ISBN: 978-1-44-082978-9
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 96
Book Status: Available
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The World of the Civil War: A Daily Life Encyclopedia offers an accessible and reliable reference for the major topics that defined American life during the nation's most tumultuous era. Taking a blended approach to history, this book covers the military and political history of the era and examines the social and human experiences of the war, thereby offering a comprehensive look at the Civil War era's most significant events, people, places, and experiences.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • VOLUME 1
  • Arts
  • Introduction
  • Art
  • “Battle Hymn of the Republic”
  • Brady, Mathew B. (ca. 1823–1896)
  • Dance
  • Diary Writing
  • “Dixie”
  • Douglass, Frederick (1818–1895)
  • Flags, Confederate
  • Flags, United States
  • Harper's Weekly
  • Letter Writing
  • Literature, Northern
  • Literature, Southern
  • Macaria; or, Altars of Sacrifice (1864)
  • Music, Military
  • Music, Nonmilitary
  • Newspapers, Northern
  • Newspapers, Southern
  • Photography
  • Poetry
  • Portraiture
  • Quilts
  • Serial Novels
  • Slave Narratives
  • Theater
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)
  • Whitman, Walt (1819–1892)
  • Clothing, Fashion, and Appearance
  • Introduction
  • Children's Dress, Confederate
  • Children's Dress, Union
  • Clothing, Status and Position
  • Clothing, Style and Function
  • Dress, Slaves
  • Fashion
  • Godey's Lady's Book
  • Homespun
  • Hoop Skirts
  • Jewelry
  • Men's Dress, Confederate Civilian
  • Men's Dress, Union Civilian
  • Mourning Clothes
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Sewing Societies
  • Shortages, Clothing
  • Textiles
  • Undergarments
  • Uniforms, Confederate
  • Uniforms, Union
  • Women's Dress, Confederate
  • Women's Dress, Union
  • Economy and Work
  • Introduction
  • Agriculture
  • Artisans
  • Camp Followers
  • Cattle Industry
  • Factory Owners
  • Factory Workers, Northern
  • Factory Workers, Southern
  • Government Girls
  • Impressment
  • Landowners
  • Munitions Factories
  • Plantations
  • Poverty
  • Prostitutes
  • Rural Life, Northern
  • Rural Life, Southern
  • Slaveholders
  • Slavery
  • Springfield Armory
  • Sutlers
  • Treasury Girls
  • Tredegar Iron Works
  • Urban Life, Northern
  • Urban Life, Southern
  • Wartime Reconstruction
  • Family Life and Gender Roles
  • Introduction
  • Aid Societies
  • Childbirth
  • Childhood and Adolescence, Northern
  • Childhood and Adolescence, Southern
  • Courtship and Marriage
  • Cult of Domesticity
  • Death, Civilian
  • Divorce
  • Free Blacks
  • Honor
  • Hospitals, Visitors to
  • Household Entertainment
  • Immigrants
  • Manhood, Northern
  • Manhood, Southern
  • Midwifery
  • Motherhood
  • Patriarchy
  • Slave Families
  • United States Sanitary Commission (USSC)
  • Widows, Confederate
  • Widows, Union
  • Womanhood, Northern
  • Womanhood, Southern
  • Woman Order (General Order 28)
  • Young Men
  • Young Women
  • Food and Drink
  • Introduction
  • Coffee
  • Cookbooks and Recipes
  • Food, African Americans
  • Food, Native Americans
  • Food, Northern
  • Food, Shortages
  • Food, Soldiers
  • Food, Southern
  • Food, Upper Classes
  • Food Riots
  • Foraging
  • Gardens
  • Hardtack
  • Hunting
  • Kitchens
  • Mealtime Etiquette
  • Moonshine
  • Salt
  • Spirits
  • Substitutes, Food and Drink
  • Taverns
  • Tea
  • Tobacco
  • VOLUME 2
  • Housing and Community
  • Introduction
  • Architecture, Northern
  • Architecture, Southern
  • Boarding Houses
  • Cemeteries
  • Destruction of Homes and Personal Property
  • Factory Towns
  • Hotels and Inns
  • Nationalism, Confederate
  • Nationalism, United States
  • Plantation Houses
  • Prisons
  • Refugees
  • Row Houses and Tenements
  • Sieges
  • Slave Life
  • Slave Quarters
  • Universities and Colleges
  • Voting
  • Politics and Warfare
  • Introduction
  • Abolitionists
  • Bleeding Kansas
  • Blockades
  • Bombardments
  • Camp Life
  • Casualties
  • Confederate Sympathizers, Northern
  • Contrabands
  • Desertion
  • Draft Riots and Resistance
  • Elections
  • Emancipation
  • Enlistment
  • Espionage
  • Female Combatants
  • 54th Massachusetts Infantry
  • Freedmen's Bureau
  • Guerrilla Warfare
  • Morale
  • Prisoners of War
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Secession
  • Surrender, Confederate
  • Unionists, Southern
  • Wartime Prisons
  • Recreation and Social Customs
  • Introduction
  • Baseball
  • Concerts
  • Dances and Balls
  • Etiquette, Advice Manuals
  • Etiquette, Rural Manners
  • Etiquette, Urban Manners
  • Fairs and Bazaars
  • Fishing
  • Fourth of July
  • Gambling
  • Holidays
  • Hospitality
  • Leisure Time
  • Military Drills
  • Parlors
  • Political Speeches
  • Sanitary Fairs
  • Sport Hunting
  • Sports
  • Thanksgiving
  • Theatrical Productions
  • Religion and Belief
  • Introduction
  • Afterlife
  • Burial
  • Catholicism
  • Clergy
  • Death
  • Eulogies
  • Evangelicalism
  • Fast Days
  • Judaism
  • Lost Cause
  • Methodism
  • Mormonism
  • Mourning
  • Native American Religions
  • Presbyterianism
  • Quakerism
  • Reformers
  • Religious Institutions, Wartime
  • Religious Revivals
  • Religious Services, Military Camps
  • Religious Social Services, Home Front
  • Rituals
  • Sermons
  • Traveling Preachers
  • Unitarianism
  • United States Christian Commission (USCC)
  • Science and Technology
  • Introduction
  • Cooking Techniques
  • Disease
  • Education, Northern
  • Education, Southern
  • Factories
  • Firearms
  • Hospitals
  • Inventions
  • Medicine, Practice of
  • Minié Ball
  • Nursing
  • Railroads
  • Sanitation
  • Steamboats
  • Telegraph
  • Time
  • Transportation
  • Transportation, Medical
  • Weapons
  • Wounds, Treatment of
  • Primary Documents
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin or Life Among the Lowly (1852)
  • Confederate Soldier Elisha Franklin Paxton's Letters Home (1861)
  • Frederick Douglass Criticizes the United States Government for Its Refusal to Enlist Black Men as Soldiers (1861)
  • A Northern Paper Discusses Rumors of Southern “Atrocities of the Rebellion” (1862)
  • An Account of Indian Involvement in the Union War Effort (1862)
  • A Confederate Woman Held at the Old Capitol Prison Describes Her Imprisonment (1862)
  • New York Celebrates the Capture of a Confederate Ship by the Slave Robert Smalls (1862)
  • Call for Contributions by the Women's Pennsylvania Branch of the United States Sanitary Commission (March 1863)
  • Southern Bread Riots (1863)
  • A Letter from the Mother of a Black Union Soldier to President Abraham Lincoln (1863)
  • A Reporter's View of the New York City Draft Riots (1863)
  • Macaria; or, Altars of Sacrifice by Augusta Jane Evans (1864)
  • Charlotte Forten, “Life on the Sea Islands” (1864)
  • Poet Walt Whitman's Tribute to Slain President Abraham Lincoln: “O Captain! My Captain!” (1865)
  • Former Slave Hannah Austin Recalls Slavery and the War (April 8, 1937)
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Editor and Contributors