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The home voices speak louder than the drums : dreams and the imagination in Civil War letters and memoirs / Wanda Easter Burch.

Author/Creator:
Burch, Wanda Easter, 1947- author.
Publication:
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 277 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Subjects:
American Civil War (1861-1865)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Psychological aspects.
Dreams -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Dreams -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Dreams.
Dreams -- Social aspects.
Psychological aspects.
United States
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"Providing fresh perspective on the human side of the Civil War, this book explores the dreams and imaginings of those who fought it, as recorded in their letters, journals and memoirs. Sometimes published as poems or songs or printed in newspapers, these rarely acknowledged writings reflect the personalities and experiences of their authors"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Playing for keeps: Gods, generals and staff on the battlefield
Artists and music, artists and illustrators: embedded dreamers and music in the midst of madness
Homesickness; "like fire in my bones"
Tenting tonight: dreaming of home on the old campground
Dreaming of children
"Just so" dreams
Dreaming of home; with a smile
Precognitive dreaming
"Sacred soil is adhesive"
Families dreaming at home
Dreaming in prison: seven occupants to make a shadow
Caring for the wounded
Caring for souls on the battlefield
Dying tonight on the old campground
Presentiment: I have a rendezvous with death; or life
Soldier's heart
Slavery
Many are the hearts that are weary tonight: wishing for the war to cease.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781476665580
1476665583
OCLC:
987581129
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