The battlefield and beyond: essays on the american civil war (conflicting worlds: new dimensions of the american civil war) [clayton e jewett, orville vernon burton, paul d escott, bertram wyatt-brown, rosemarie zagarri, alan m kraut, leonne hudson, michael connolly, daniel e sutherland, emory m thomas,. Results 1 - 10 of 49 in the battlefield and beyond leading civil war historians explore a tragic part of our nation's history though the lenses of race, gender, leadership, politics, and memory the essays in this strong collection shed new light on the defining issues of the civil war era orville vernon burton, leonne m. The twenty essays collected here explore the virginia story throughout the civil war era some contributors examine robert e lee and the issues confronting his men, such as soldier morale and religious conversion others emphasize the wartime home front--in some cases reexamining its connection with the. Most of the war dead are buried at arlington national cemetery and other national cemeteries near the battle zones memorial day (or decoration day) originated shortly after the american civil war to commemorate the union and confederate soldiers who died in the civil war the confederates set up a different day at. Miller on blight, 'beyond the battlefield: race, memory, and the american civil war' author: david w blight reviewer: the story and memory of the american civil war proves a poignant example of the power of memory, exemplified in a fine collection of essays by david w blight blight uses his essays to explore three.
Essay by edward l ayers president, university of richmond stories about the american civil war have been told in many forms, often disguised as something else most of the stories at the for mcpherson, the crucial victories at antietam lay beyond the battlefield, in the diplomatic, political, and racial realms. Yet even as these debates and disagreements continue, most americans approach this civil war anniversary with attitudes and assumptions quite lives of ordinary americans during the years of conflict has included a great deal of research and writing about what happened beyond the battlefield—on the. Though only 10 percent of american forces see combat, the us military now has the highest rate of post-traumatic stress disorder in its history sebastian abramowitz was in ivory coast during the start of the civil war there in 2002 and experienced, firsthand, the extremely close bonds created by hardship and danger.
Civil war: reunion and the limits of reconciliation by caroline e janney field of mighty memory: gettysburg and the americanization of the civil war by kenneth nivison, in battlefield and beyond: essays on the american civil war ed by clayton jewett race and reunion: the civil war in american. Blight illuminates not only mid-twentieth-century america's sense of itself but also the dynamic, ever-changing nature of civil war memory beyond the battlefield demonstrates not only why we should preserve and study our civil war battlefields, but also why we should lift our vision above those landscapes and ponder.
Other published works include a book of essays, beyond the battlefield: race, memory, and the american civil war (university of massachusetts press, 2002) and frederick douglass's civil war: keeping faith in jubilee (lsu press, 1989) blight is the editor of and author of six books, including when this cruel war is. Clausewitz and strategy in the civil war essay 1068 words 5 pages the military revolution that occurred during the american civil war changed the face of warfare while jomini's tactics played a large role on the battlefield, the strategic concepts of carl von clausewitz best characterize the nature of the civil war. Essays on the american civil war edited by clayton e in the battlefield and beyond leading civil war historians explore a tragic part of our nation's history though the lenses of race, gender, leadership, politics, and memory the essays in this strong collection shed new light on the defining issues of the civil war era.