Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers

[[ Reading ]] ➸ Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers Author James J. Broomall – Johndore.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers
  • James J. Broomall
  • 15 November 2017
  • 1469649756

About the Author: James J. Broomall

James J Broomall is the Director of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War and an associate professor of History at Shepherd University Before coming to Shepherd, Broomall most recently served as an assistant professor of History at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida He earned his Ph.D from the University of Florida in 2011 working under Professor William A Link whose family, coincidentally, is from the Shepherdstown area The University of North Carolina at Greensboro awarded his master s degree in history and museum studies in 2006, and he earned his B.A from the University of Delaware in 2001.With an abiding passion for the Civil War era, Professor Broomall has worked in diverse environments ranging from academic institutions to local museums, and developed courses, conferences, and programs of interpretation focusing on the experiences of civilians, soldiers, and slaves during the mid Nineteenth Century Broomall s scholarship is dedicated to the Civil War era He most recently published Private Confederacies The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers as part of the University of North Carolina Press s Civil War America series Further, along with William A Link, Broomall published an edited collection Rethinking American Emancipation Legacies of Slavery and the Quest for Black Freedom 2016, Cambridge University Press He has articles in Civil War History, Civil War Times, The Journal of the Civil War Era, and the edited volume, Creating Citizenship in the Nineteenth Century South in addition to historiographical essays, book reviews, and online essays Broomall has also recently completed for the National Park Service and the Organization of American Historians a study of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal during the American Civil War, which is being used for interpretative programs, online materials, and a brochure.


Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and SoldiersHow Did The Civil War, Emancipation, And Reconstruction Shape The Masculinity Of White Confederate Veterans As James J Broomall Shows, The Crisis Of The War Forced A Reconfiguration Of The Emotional Worlds Of The Men Who Took Up Arms For The South Raised In An Antebellum Culture That Demanded Restraint And Shaped White Men To Embrace Self Reliant Masculinity, Confederate Soldiers Lived And Fought Within Military Units Where They Experienced The Traumatic Strain Of Combat And Its Privations Together All The While Being Separated From Suffering Families Military Service Provoked Changes That Escalated With The End Of Slavery And The Confederacy S Military Defeat Returning To Civilian Life, Southern Veterans Questioned Themselves As Never Before, Sometimes Suffering From Terrible Self Doubt Drawing On Personal Letters And Diaries, Broomall Argues That The Crisis Of Defeat Ultimately Necessitated New Forms Of Expression Between Veterans And Among Men And Women On The One Hand, War Led Men To Express Levels Of Emotionality And Vulnerability Previously Assumed The Domain Of Women On The Other Hand, These Men Also Embraced A Virulent, Martial Masculinity That They Wielded During Reconstruction And Beyond To Suppress Freed Peoples And Restore White Rule Through Paramilitary Organizations And The Ku Klux Klan.

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