The Divided Family in Civil War America
Barnes, Kenneth C., The Arkansas Historical Quarterly
The Divided Family in Civil War America. By Amy Murrell Taylor. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005. Pp. xiv, 319. Acknowledgments, illustrations, table, appendix, notes, bibliography, index. $39.95.)
In this interesting book, Amy Murrell Taylor looks at how differing loyalties in the Civil War played out between parents and children, husbands and wives, and brothers and sisters. Taylor weaves two themes throughout the book: 1) the power of the divided family as a metaphor for a divided nation; and 2) the interplay within the nuclear family between public political and private lives. Using sources such as diaries, letters, newspapers, and literary texts, the …
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Publication information: Article title: The Divided Family in Civil War America. Contributors: Barnes, Kenneth C. - Author. Journal title: The Arkansas Historical Quarterly. Volume: 65. Issue: 2 Publication date: Summer 2006. Page number: 180+. © Arkansas Historical Association, Department of History, University of Arkansas Autumn 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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