Indiana's War: The Civil War in Documents

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September 2009



"Indiana's War" is a primary source collection featuring the writings of Indiana's citizens during the Civil War era. Using private letters, official records, newspaper articles, and other original sources, the volume presents the varied experiences of Indiana's participants in the war both on the battlefield and on the home front. Starting in the 1850s, the documents show the sharp political divisions over issues such as slavery, race, and secession in Indiana, divisions that boiled over into extraordinary strife and violence in the state during the rebellion." Indiana's War" is an excellent accompanying primary source text for undergraduate and graduate courses on the American Civil War. It documents the experiences of Indiana's citizens, from the African American soldier to the antiwar dissenter, from the prewar politician to the postwar veteran, from the battle-scarred soldier to the impoverished soldier's wife, all showing the harsh realities of the war.


Richard F. Nation is an associate professor of history at Eastern Michigan University. He is the author of At Home in the Hoosier Hills: Agriculture, Politics, and Religion in Southern Indiana, 1810-1870. Stephen E. Towne is an associate university archivist at Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis. He is the editor of A Fierce, Wild Joy: The Civil War Letters of Colonel Edward J. Wood, 48th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
EAN: 9780821418475
ISBN: 0821418475
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2009
Seitenanzahl: 252 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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