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The Resource All that makes a man : love and ambition in the Civil War South, Stephen W. Berry II

All that makes a man : love and ambition in the Civil War South, Stephen W. Berry II

Label
All that makes a man : love and ambition in the Civil War South
Title
All that makes a man
Title remainder
love and ambition in the Civil War South
Statement of responsibility
Stephen W. Berry II
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In May 1861, Jefferson Davis issued a general call for volunteers for the Confederate Army. Men responded in such numbers that 200,000 had to be turned away. Few of these men would have attributed their zeal to the cause of states' rights or slavery. As All That Makes a Man: Love and Ambition in the Civil War South makes clear, most southern men saw the war more simply as a test of their manhood, a chance to defend the honor of their sweethearts, fiances, and wives back home. Drawing upon diaries and personal letters, Stephen Berry seamlessly weaves together the stories of six very different men, detailing the tangled roles that love and ambition played in each man's life. Their writings reveal a male-dominated Southern culture that exalted women as "repositories of divine grace" and treasured romantic love as the platform from which men launched their bids for greatness. The exhilarating onset of war seemed to these, and most southern men, a grand opportunity to fulfill their ambition for glory and to prove their love for women-on the same field of battle.; As the realities of the war became apparent, however, the letters and diaries turned from idealized themes of honor and country to solemn reflections on love and home. Elegant and poetic, All That Makes a Man recovers the emotional lives of unsung Southern men and women and reveals that the fiction of Cold Mountain mirrors a poignant reality. In their search for a cause worthy of their lives, many Southern soldiers were disappointed in their hopes for a Southern nation. But they still had their women's love, and there they would rebuild
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Berry, Stephen William
Dewey number
973.7/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • Men
  • Men
  • Sex role
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Ambition
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • United States
Label
All that makes a man : love and ambition in the Civil War South, Stephen W. Berry II
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-281) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm57419442
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 286 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195145670
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57419442
Label
All that makes a man : love and ambition in the Civil War South, Stephen W. Berry II
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-281) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm57419442
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 286 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195145670
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57419442

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