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Published: 15 March 2018

296 Pages


ISBN: 9780190848347

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The Civil War Dead and American Modernity

Ian Finseth

Oxford Studies in American Literary History

  • Interprets the Civil War era across an astonishing variety of primary materials
  • Uses philosophy and critical theory to open up new ways of thinking about the Civil War
  • Dismantles the conventional wisdom that photography was more important than other areas of Civil War visual culture
  • Challenges our customary ways of thinking about the cultural importance of the Civil War dead