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A History of American Civil War Literature

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Judie Newman, Michael Winship, Christopher Hanlon, Randall Fuller, Ian Finseth, Kathleen Diffley, Faith Barrett, James Marten, Jane E. Schultz, Sarah E. Gardner, T. Austin Graham, Martin Buinicki, Shira Wolosky, Milette Shamir, Shirley Samuels, Robert S. Levine, Julia A. Stern, Neil Schmitz, John T. Matthews, John Burt, Daniel Cross Turner
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  • Date Published: December 2015
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107109728

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  • This book is the first omnibus history of the literature of the American Civil War, the deadliest conflict in U.S. history. A History of American Civil War Literature examines the way in which the war has been remembered and rewritten over time in prose, poems, and other narratives. This History incorporates new directions in Civil War historiography and cultural studies while giving equal attention to writings from both northern and southern states. It redresses the traditional neglect of southern literary cultures by moving between the North and the South, thus finding a balance between Union and Confederate texts. Written by leading scholars in the field, this book works to redefine the boundaries of American Civil War literature while posing a fundamental question: why does this 150-year-old conflict continue to capture the American imagination?

    • The first omnibus history of the literature of the American Civil War
    • Includes twenty-one essays by many of the leading scholars of Civil War literature
    • Tells a compelling story about the way the war has been remembered and rewritten over time, spanning the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries
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    Awards

    • Winner, 2016 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

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    '… a timely and much overdue book that will prove invaluable to students and teachers alike. … A History of American Civil War Literature is an important volume, featuring many of the finest scholars working on literary representations of the war. It will doubtless become an essential guide to a conflict that, as many of the chapters attest, will continue to fascinate readers and writers alike.' Niall Munro, The Review of English Studies

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    • Date Published: December 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107109728
    • dimensions: 237 x 160 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    1. Harriet Beecher Stowe and the 'book that made this great war' Judie Newman
    2. The American book trade and the Civil War Michael Winship
    3. The transatlantic history of Civil War literature Christopher Hanlon
    4. The 'American renaissance' after the American Civil War Randall Fuller
    5. The realists' Civil War Ian Finseth
    6. Dépôt culture: the Civil War and periodical fiction Kathleen Diffley
    7. Imitation and resistance in Civil War poetry and song Faith Barrett
    8. Children's literature James Marten
    9. Writing lives: Civil War diaries Jane E. Schultz
    10. Civil War memoir Sarah E. Gardner
    11. Civil War narrative history T. Austin Graham
    12. Walt Whitman Martin Buinicki
    13. Emily Dickinson Shira Wolosky
    14. Herman Melville Milette Shamir
    15. Abraham Lincoln Shirley Samuels
    16. Frederick Douglass Robert S. Levine
    17. Mary Boykin Chesnut Julia A. Stern
    18. Mark Twain Neil Schmitz
    19. William Faulkner John T. Matthews
    20. Robert Penn Warren John Burt
    21. Natasha Trethewey Daniel Cross Turner.

  • Editor

    Coleman Hutchison, University of Texas, Austin
    Coleman Hutchison is Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author of Apples and Ashes: Literature, Nationalism, and the Confederate States of America and the co-author of Writing about American Literature. Hutchison's work has also appeared in such journals as American Literary History, Common-Place, Comparative American Studies, CR: The New Centennial Review, the Journal of American Studies, The Emily Dickinson Journal, PMLA, and Southern Spaces.

    Contributors

    Judie Newman, Michael Winship, Christopher Hanlon, Randall Fuller, Ian Finseth, Kathleen Diffley, Faith Barrett, James Marten, Jane E. Schultz, Sarah E. Gardner, T. Austin Graham, Martin Buinicki, Shira Wolosky, Milette Shamir, Shirley Samuels, Robert S. Levine, Julia A. Stern, Neil Schmitz, John T. Matthews, John Burt, Daniel Cross Turner

    Awards

    • Winner, 2016 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

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