Civil War Washington

Civil War Washington

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While it is impossible to re-create the tumultuous Washington DC of the Civil War, Civil War Washington sets out to examine the nationa€™s capital during the Civil War along with the digital platform ( that reimagines it during those turbulent years. Among the many topics covered in the volume is the federal governmenta€™s experiment in compensated emancipation, which went into effect when all of the capitala€™s slaves were freed in April 1862. Another essay explores the citya€™s place as a major center of military hospitals, patients, and medical administration. Other contributors reflect on literature and the war, particularly on the poetry published in hospital newspapers and Walt Whitmana€™s formative experiences with the city and its wounded. The digital project associated with this book offers a virtual examination of the nationa€™s capital from multiple perspectives. Through a collection of datasets, visual works, texts, and maps, the digital project offers a case study of the social, political, cultural, and scientific transitions provoked or accelerated by the Civil War. The book also provides insights into the complex and ever-shifting nature of ongoing digital projects while encouraging others to develop their own interpretations and participate in the larger endeavor of digital history.See also emancipation a€œAcrostica€ (Dowling), 169 Adams, Abigail, 55 Adams, John Quincy, 57, 58 Addison, Alice, 95 a€œadhesiveness, a€ 191 African Americans: discipline of, rules for, 86a€“87; equal rights of, 65, 72, 178; free, 57, 59, 60, 73, 85a€“ 86;anbsp;...

Title:Civil War Washington
Author: Susan C. Lawrence
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 2015-04-01

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