War No More
The Antiwar Impulse in American Literature, 1861-1914
Publication Year: 2010
Published by: Louisiana State University Press
In the great academic paradise in the sky, all scholarly works are completed in less than a week and are so flawless that their authors have no need for . . .
In the pages of Walden, Henry David Thoreau describes a ferocious battle waged on the shores of Walden Pond in Concord, . . .
Part I Writing the Civil War
1 Writing a Battle: Three Versions of Chickamauga
On September 19, 1863—two years, five months, and one week into the slog of the Civil War—the Army of the . . .
2 The Civil War in Popular Poetry: "God and Right"
To the ears of modern readers, the high-toned lines written by men and women who were moved by the spectacle of a war . . .
3 Sir Walter Scott's Legacy and the Romance of the Civil War
In order fully to understand the literary proclivities of the war generation, it is necessary to understand the impact of the writings of . . .
4 Herman Melville: "Battle No More Shall Be"
Despite tremendous resistance from readers, editors, and critics, some authors did stray from the accepted conventions . . .
6 Walt Whitman: "That Hell Unpent"
Neither a distant onlooker, like Melville, nor an officer in the trenches, like John William De Forest, Walt Whitman . . .
7 The Civil War Rewritten in the Postwar Decades
A near uniform reluctance to challenge the idealized representation of the Civil War shaped American literature published . . .
Part 2 The Changing Ways of Fighting and Writing War
8 The Rapid Modernization of Weaponry and Warfare
Each new generation of American soldiers has marched to war shouldering a new generation of firearms, and it is impossible . . .
9 Nathaniel Hawthorne, the Monitor, and the Morality of War
Before the Civil War staggered to its conclusion, the prominent New England novelist and short story writer Nathaniel Hawthorne . . .
10 War as Experienced and Imagined by Mark Twain
One extremely prominent American writer alert to the changing ways of war in the late nineteenth century was the . . .
11 The War Novels of Stephen Crane, Joseph Kirkland, and Frank Stockton
By the 1890s America had moved solidly into the industrial age. Andrew Carnegie had modernized the steel industry.
12 American Writers at War: Cuba and the Philippines
Arriving at the very close of the nineteenth century, the Spanish- American War and the Philippine-American War put to the . . .
13 The Pacifist Ideology of William James and George Kirkpatrick
As the twentieth century loomed, Americans were still struggling to interpret the implications of modern, machine . . .
In the nearly fifty years that separated the Civil War from World War I, American antiwar writing gradually gained in popularity and . . .
Page Count: 248
Publication Year: 2010
OCLC Number: 867792823
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