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Warriors into Workers
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In this portrait of Dubuque, Iowa, Russell Johnson combines personal narratives with social, political, and economic analysis to shed new light on what the War meant for one city and for the rapidly growing north.



Johnson examines the experiences of Dubuque's soldiers and their families to answer crucial questions: What impact did the Civil War have on the economic and social life of Dubuque? How did military service affect the social mobility of veterans? And how did army service, as a form of industrial organization, help create a modern workforce?



Warriors into Workers makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the formation of American industrial society, and addresses key issues in labor history, military history, political culture, and gender.

Table of Contents

  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. INTRODUCTION: Military Service and Industrialization
  2. pp. 1-17
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  1. PART I:Dubuque and Its Soldiers
  2. p. 19
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  1. CHAPTER 1 - The Key City: Dubuque before the Civil War
  2. pp. 33-57
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  1. CHAPTER 2 - ‘‘Volunteer While You May": Mobilization for the War
  2. pp. 58-100
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  1. CHAPTER 3 - Independent Soldiers and Soldier-Sons: The Social Origins of Enlistees
  2. pp. 101-142
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  1. PART II: Military Service and Its Impact
  2. p. 143
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  1. CHAPTER 4 - ‘‘The Boys All Stood to the Work Manfully’’: The Army as an Industrial Workplace
  2. pp. 145-191
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  1. CHAPTER 5 - Ten Thousand Men in Shebangs: The Army as an Urban Working-Class Environment
  2. pp. 192-237
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  1. CHAPTER 6 - ‘‘A Duty of the Hour’’: The Home Front in Dubuque
  2. pp. 238-273
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  1. CHAPTER 7 - The Civil War Generation: Military Service and Social Mobility
  2. pp. 274-315
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  1. CONCLUSION: Hawkeyes in Blue
  2. pp. 316-324
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  1. APPENDIX A: Data on Dubuque Society and Politics
  2. pp. 325-332
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  1. APPENDIX B: Data on Dubuque’s Soldiers
  2. pp. 333-350
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  1. Select Bibliography
  2. pp. 351-377
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 379-388
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  1. The North’s Civil War Series
  2. pp. 389-390
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