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Published: 01 December 2020

192 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198863670

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Patriotism by Proxy

The Civil War Draft and the Cultural Formation of Citizen-Soldiers, 1863-1865

Colleen Glenney Boggs

Oxford Studies in American Literary History

  • Assembles a new archive of cultural materials showing the connection between the Civil War military and American citizenship
  • Expands our understanding of Civil War literature to include marginalized voices and change our perception of major writers such as Emily Dickinson and Frederick Douglass
  • Focuses on the practice of using substitutes in the American Civil War
  • Explains the Civil War draft as a significant force and phase of American biopower