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The Resource Civil War time : temporality & identity in America, 1861-1865, Cheryl A. Wells, (electronic resource)

Civil War time : temporality & identity in America, 1861-1865, Cheryl A. Wells, (electronic resource)

Label
Civil War time : temporality & identity in America, 1861-1865
Title
Civil War time
Title remainder
temporality & identity in America, 1861-1865
Statement of responsibility
Cheryl A. Wells
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In antebellum America, both North and South emerged as modernizing, capitalist societies. Work bells, clock towers, and personal timepieces increasingly instilled discipline on one's day, which already was ordered by religious custom and nature's rhythms. The Civil War changed that, argues Cheryl A. Wells, by overriding antebellum schedules and playing havoc with people's perception and use of time. For those closest to the fighting, the war's effect on time included disrupted patterns of sleep, extended hours of work, conflated hours of leisure, indefinite prison sentences, challenges to the gender order, and desecration of the Sabbath."
  • "Wells calls this phenomenon "battle time." To create a modern war machine, military officers tried to graft the antebellum authority of the clock onto the actual and mental terrain of the Civil War. However, as Wells's analysis of the Manassas and Gettysburg battles shows, military engagements followed their own logic, often without regard for the discipline imposed by clocks. Wells also looks at how battle time's effects spilled over into periods of inaction, and she covers not only the experiences of soldiers but also those of nurses, prisoners of war, slaves, and civilians."--Jacket
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wells, Cheryl A.
Dewey number
304.2/37/097309034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Time
  • Time
  • Group identity
  • National characteristics, American
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • United States
Label
Civil War time : temporality & identity in America, 1861-1865, Cheryl A. Wells, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-185) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Time lost, time found : the Confederate victory at Manassas and the Union defeat at Bull Run -- "An hour too late" : the Confederate defeat at Gettysburg -- "Like a wheel in a watch" : soldiers, camp, and battle time -- Battle time : gender, modernity, and Civil War hospitals -- Doing time : the cannon, the clock, and civil war prisons -- Epilogue : antebellum temporalities in the postbellum period
Control code
ocn794443083
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 195 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820343969
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)794443083
Label
Civil War time : temporality & identity in America, 1861-1865, Cheryl A. Wells, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-185) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Time lost, time found : the Confederate victory at Manassas and the Union defeat at Bull Run -- "An hour too late" : the Confederate defeat at Gettysburg -- "Like a wheel in a watch" : soldiers, camp, and battle time -- Battle time : gender, modernity, and Civil War hospitals -- Doing time : the cannon, the clock, and civil war prisons -- Epilogue : antebellum temporalities in the postbellum period
Control code
ocn794443083
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 195 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820343969
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)794443083

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