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After the Civil warfare, white accomplice and Union military veterans reentered--or struggled to reenter--the lives and groups they'd left at the back of. In Sing now not War, James Marten explores how the 19th century's "Greatest new release" tried to mixture again into society and the way their stories have been taken care of through nonveterans.

Many squaddies, Marten unearths, had a miles more durable time reintegrating into their groups and returning to their civilian lives than has been formerly understood. even supposing Civil warfare veterans have been ordinarily good treated in the course of the Gilded Age, Marten argues that veterans misplaced regulate in their legacies, changing into top remembered as others desired to keep in mind them--for their carrier within the warfare and their postwar political actions. Marten unearths that whereas southern veterans have been commemorated for his or her carrier to the Confederacy, Union veterans frequently encountered resentment or even outright hostility as they elderly and made higher calls for at the public handbag. Drawing on letters, diaries, journals, memoirs, newspapers, and different assets, Sing now not War illustrates that in the Gilded Age "veteran" conjured up numerous conflicting photos and invoked contradicting reactions. Deeply researched and vividly narrated, Marten's ebook counters the romanticized imaginative and prescient of the lives of Civil warfare veterans, bringing forth new information regarding how white veterans have been taken care of and the way they lived out their lives.

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