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Mastering Wartime: A Social History of Philadelphia During the Civil War

GALLMAN, J. Matthew

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ISBN 10: 052137474X / ISBN 13: 9780521374743
Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1990
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Small 4to. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 354pp. Illustrations, tables. Fine/fine. A perfect, immaculate first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 37251

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Title: Mastering Wartime: A Social History of ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Mastering Wartime is the first comprehensive study of a Northern city during the Civil War. J. Matthew Gallman argues that, although the war posed numerous challenges to Philadelphia's citizens, the city's institutions and traditions proved to be sufficiently resilient to adjust to the crisis without significant alteration.
Gallman explores the war's impact on a wide range of aspects of life in Philadelphia. Among the issues addressed are recruitment and conscription of soldiers, individual responses to wartime separation and death, individual and institutional benevolence, civic rituals, crime and disorder, government contracting, and long-term economic development. The book compares the wartime years to the antebellum period and discusses the war's legacies in the postwar decade.

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J. Matthew Gallman is Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era at Gettysburg College.

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