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The Resource Fighting means killing : Civil War soldiers and the nature of combat, Jonathan M. Steplyk, (electronic resource)

Fighting means killing : Civil War soldiers and the nature of combat, Jonathan M. Steplyk, (electronic resource)

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Fighting means killing : Civil War soldiers and the nature of combat
Title
Fighting means killing
Title remainder
Civil War soldiers and the nature of combat
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan M. Steplyk
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Language
eng
Summary
"War means fighting, and fighting means killing." Confederate cavalry commander Nathan Bedford Forrest famously declared.The Civil War was fundamentally a matter of Americans killing Americans. This undeniable reality is what Jonathan Steplyk explores inFighting Means Killing, the first book-length study of Union and Confederate soldiers' attitudes toward, and experiences of, killing in the Civil War.Drawing upon letters, diaries, and postwar reminiscences, Steplyk examines what soldiers and veterans thought about killing before, during, and after the war. How did these soldiers view sharpshooters? How about hand-to-hand combat? What language did they use to describe killing in combat? What cultural and societal factors influenced their attitudes? And what was the impact of race in battlefield atrocities and bitter clashes between white Confederates and black Federals? These are the questions that Steplyk seeks to answer inFighting Means Killing, a work that bridges the gap between military and social history-and that shifts the focus on the tragedy of the Civil War from fighting and dying for cause and country to fighting and killing.--
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Steplyk, Jonathan M
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Combat
  • Soldiers
  • United States
  • United States
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Fighting means killing : Civil War soldiers and the nature of combat, Jonathan M. Steplyk, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctvvnfz0
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The Things They Carried: Influences on Civil War Soldiers and Killing -- Seeing the Elephant: Killing and the Face of Battle -- Good Execution: The Language of Killing -- With Bayonet and Clubbed Musket: Killing in Hand-to-Hand Combat -- Murder and Mercy: The Extremes of Killing -- Killing in Black and White: Race, Combat, and Hate
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ybp15376445
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780700626298
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1035947945
Label
Fighting means killing : Civil War soldiers and the nature of combat, Jonathan M. Steplyk, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctvvnfz0
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Things They Carried: Influences on Civil War Soldiers and Killing -- Seeing the Elephant: Killing and the Face of Battle -- Good Execution: The Language of Killing -- With Bayonet and Clubbed Musket: Killing in Hand-to-Hand Combat -- Murder and Mercy: The Extremes of Killing -- Killing in Black and White: Race, Combat, and Hate
Control code
ybp15376445
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780700626298
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035947945

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