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The Resource Marching Home, Brian Matthew Jordan, (electronic resource)

Marching Home, Brian Matthew Jordan, (electronic resource)

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Marching Home
Title
Marching Home
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Brian Matthew Jordan
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eng
Summary
An acclaimed, groundbreaking, and "powerful exploration" (Washington Post) of the fate of Union veterans, who won the war but couldn't bear the peace. For well over a century, traditional Civil War histories have concluded in 1865, with a bitterly won peace and Union soldiers returning triumphantly home. In a landmark work that challenges sterilized portraits accepted for generations, Civil War historian Brian Matthew Jordan creates an entirely new narrative. These veterans— tending rotting wounds, battling alcoholism, campaigning for paltry pensions— tragically realized that they stood as unwelcome reminders to a new America eager to heal, forget, and embrace the freewheeling bounty of the Gilded Age. Mining previously untapped archives, Jordan uncovers anguished letters and diaries, essays by amputees, and gruesome medical reports, all deeply revealing of the American psyche. In the model of twenty-first-century histories like Drew Gilpin Faust's This Republic of Suffering or Maya Jasanoff 's Liberty's Exiles that illuminate the plight of the common man, Marching Home makes almost unbearably personal the rage and regret of Union veterans. Their untold stories are critically relevant today
Summary
For well over a century, traditional Civil War histories have concluded in 1865, with a bitterly won peace and Union soldiers returning triumphantly home. In a landmark work that challenges sterilized portraits accepted for generations, Civil War historian Brian Matthew Jordan creates an entirely new narrative. These veterans— tending rotting wounds, battling alcoholism, campaigning for paltry pensions— tragically realized that they stood as unwelcome reminders to a new America eager to heal, forget, and embrace the freewheeling bounty of the Gilded Age
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Jordan, Brian Matthew
Dewey number
973
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • History
  • Military
  • Nonfiction
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adult
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Union veterans and their unending Civil War
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Marching Home, Brian Matthew Jordan, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
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9780871407825
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ad758200-9497-4aa3-a7be-c94221d273c5
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Marching Home, Brian Matthew Jordan, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780871407825
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ad758200-9497-4aa3-a7be-c94221d273c5
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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