War No More
The Antiwar Impulse in American Literature, 1861-1914
Publication Year: 2010
Published by: Louisiana State University Press
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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 . . .
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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
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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"
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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
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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"
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Despite tremendous resistance from readers, editors, and critics, some authors did stray from the accepted conventions . . .
6 Walt Whitman: "That Hell Unpent"
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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As the twentieth century loomed, Americans were still struggling to interpret the implications of modern, machine . . .
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In the nearly fifty years that separated the Civil War from World War I, American antiwar writing gradually gained in popularity and . . .
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Page Count: 248
Publication Year: 2010