Book of the Week


Defining Duty in the Civil War:
Personal Choice, Popular Culture, and the Union Home Front

by J. Matthew Gallman

"A compelling examination of how struggling northerners defined, debated, and delineated loyal behavior during the four years of the American Civil War. At once entertaining and enlightening, Gallman’s lively survey of an impressive range of print literature yields fresh understanding of the evolving roles that patriotic Union civilians aspired to emulate."
--Joan Waugh, author of U.S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth

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Southern Cultures

Southern Cultures explores the history, politics, folklore, literature, art, and social structures of the South. It is published quarterly by UNC Press and the UNC Center for the Study of the American South.

The Library of Congress has selected the Civil War portion of SouthernCultures.org for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War Sesquicentennial.

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