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The Civil War in Georgia : a new Georgia encyclopedia companion / edited by John C. Inscoe
E-books | University of Georgia Press | 2011
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"A project of the New Georgia Encyclopedia."
"Published in association with the Georgia Humanities Council and the University System of Georgia/GALILEO."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Section 1: Prelude to war: Slavery -- Wanderer -- Georgia in 1860 -- Sectional crisis -- Georgia platform -- Secession -- State constitution of 1861 -- Milledgeville -- Old Governor's Mansion -- Section 2: The war years: For Pulaski -- Union blockade and coastal occupation -- Savannah -- USS Water Witch -- Naval war on the Chattahoochee River -- Guerrilla warfare -- Andrews raid -- Black troops -- Battle of Chickamauga -- Atlanta Campaign -- Battle of Resaca -- Battle of Pickett's Mill -- Battle of Kennesaw Mountain -- Sherman's march to the sea -- Griswoldville -- Wilson's raid -- Capture of Jefferson Davis -- Confederate gold -- Civil War photojournalist: George N. Barnard -- Military support: Georgia Military Institute -- Confederate hospitals -- Industry and manufacturing -- Atlanta as Confederate hub -- Roswell Mill Women -- Prisons -- Andersonville Prison -- Home front: Newspaper -- The countryman -- Unionists -- Desertion -- Dissent -- Women -- Nancy Harts Militia --Welfare and poverty -- Emancipation -- Sherman's field order no. 15.
Section 3: The war's legacy: Postwar identity: Reconstruction -- Lost cause religion -- Confederate veteran organizations -- United Daughters of the Confederacy -- Commemorative sites and activities: Cemeteries -- Confederate monuments -- Cyclorama -- Fitzgerald -- Stone Mountain -- Civil War Heritage trails -- National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus -- Civil War Centennial -- Reenacting -- Archaeology -- Literary and cinematic perspectives: Journals, diaries, and memoirs -- Slave narratives -- Macaria -- "Marching through Georgia" -- On the plantation -- The general -- Gone with the wind (Novel) -- Gone with the wind (Film) -- The great locomotive chase -- The Andersonville trial (Play) and Andersonville (Film) -- Jubilee -- The wind done gone -- Fictional treatments of Sherman in Georgia.
Georgians, like all Americans, experienced the Civil War in a variety of ways. Through selected articles drawn from the New Georgia Encyclopedia (, this collection chronicles the diversity of Georgia's Civil War experience and reflects the most current scholarship in terms of how the Civil War has come to be studied, documented, and analyzed. The Atlanta campaign and Sherman's March to the Sea changed the course of the war in 1864, in terms both of the upheaval and destruction inflicted on the state and the life span of the Confederacy. While the dramatic events of 1864 are fully documented, this companion gives equal coverage to the many other aspects of the war-naval encounters and guerrilla warƯfare, prisons and hospitals, factories and plantations, politics and policies- all of which provided critical support to the Confederacy's war effort. The book also explores home-front conditions in depth, with an emphasis on emancipation, dissent, Unionism, and the experience and activity of African Americans and women. Historians today are far more conscious of how memory-as public commemoration, individual reminiscence, historic preservation, and literary and cinematic depictions-has shaped the war's multiple meanings. Nowhere is this legacy more varied or more pronounced than in Georgia, and a substantial part of this companion explores the many ways in which Georgians have interpreted the war experience for themselves and others over the past 150 years. At the outset of the sesquicentennial these new historical perspectives allow us to appreciate the Civil War as a complex and multifaceted experience for Georgians and for all southerners. A Project of the New Georgia Encyclopedia; Published in Association with the Georgia Humanities Council and the University System of Georgia/GALILEO.
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Inscoe, John C., 1951- editor.
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Print version: Civil War in Georgia. Athens : The University of Georgia Press, 2011 9780820341385 (DLC) 2011009442 (OCoLC)705568471
9780820341828 (electronic bk.)
0820341827 (electronic bk.)
9780820341385 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
082034138X (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780820339818 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0820339814 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
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