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Victorian America and the Civil War

Victorian America and the Civil War

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Victorian America and the Civil War examines the relationships between American Victorian culture and the Civil War. The author argues that at the heart of American Victorian culture was Romanticism, a secular quest to answer questions previously settled by traditional religion. In examining the biographies of seventy-five Americans who lived in the antebellum and Civil War eras, elements of disequilibrium, passion and intellectual excitement are explored in contrast to the traditional view of Victorian self-control and moral assurance. The Civil War is shown to be a central event in the cultural life of the American Victorians, which both was an environment for the resolution of their questions and a place where their values and aspirations could be reshaped.

Author: Anne C. Rose
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 09/30/1994
Pages: 324
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.93lbs
Size: 8.92h x 5.99w x 0.82d
ISBN: 9780521478830

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