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  • Virginia at War, 1864
  • edited by William C. Davis and James I. Robertson, Jr.
    with contributions byRichard J. Sommers, Aaron Sheehan-Dean, Ted Tunnell, Ginette Aley, Peter Wallenstein, Jared Bond, Bradford A. Wineman, and J. Michael Cobb
  • 2009
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  • Published by: The University Press of Kentucky
  • Series: Virginia at War
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The fourth book in the Virginia at War series casts a special light on vital home front matters in Virginia during 1864. Following a year in which only one major battle was fought on Virginia soil, 1864 brought military campaigning to the Old Dominion. For the first time during the Civil War, the majority of Virginia's forces fought inside the state's borders. Yet soldiers were a distinct minority among the Virginians affected by the war. In Virginia at War, 1864, scholars explore various aspects of the civilian experience in Virginia including transportation and communication, wartime literature, politics and the press, higher education, patriotic celebrations, and early efforts at reconstruction in Union-occupied Virginia. The volume focuses on the effects of war on the civilian infrastructure as well as efforts to maintain the Confederacy. As in previous volumes, the book concludes with an edited and annotated excerpt of the Judith Brockenbrough McGuire diary.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Land Operations in Virginia in 1864: The Tightening Noose
  2. pp. 1-13
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  1. Politics in Civil War Virginia: A Democracy on Trial
  2. pp. 15-34
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  1. A "Patriotic Press": Virginia's Confederate Newspapers, 1861-1865
  2. pp. 35-50
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  1. Clinging to Patriotism: The Fourth of July in Civil War Virginia
  2. pp. 51-64
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  1. Trains, Canals, and Turnpikes: Transportation in Civil War Virginia, 1861-1865
  2. pp. 65-80
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  1. "We are all good scavengers now": The Crisis in Virginia Agriculture during the Civil War
  2. pp. 81-98
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  1. The Struggle to Learn: Higher Education in Civil War Virginia
  2. pp. 99-119
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  1. Words in War: The Literature of Confederate Virginia
  2. pp. 121-137
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  1. Rehearsing Reconstruction in Occupied Virginia: Life and Emancipation at Fort Monroe
  2. pp. 139-157
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  1. Diary of a Southern Refugee during the War, June 1863–July 1864
  2. pp. 159-224
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 225-236
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 237-242
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813173559
Related ISBN(s)
9780813125626, 9780813139302
MARC Record
OCLC
502428053
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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