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Children and Youth during the Civil War Era

James Marten


The Civil War is a much plumbed area of scholarship, so much so that at times it seems there is no further work to be done in the field. However, the experience of children and youth during that tumultuous time remains a relatively unexplored facet of the conflict. This book seeks a deeper investigation into the historical record by and giving voice and context to their struggles and victories during this critical period in American history. The chapters explore issues important to both the Civil War era and to the history of children and youth, including the experience of orphans, drummer boy ... More

Keywords: American Civil War, American history, children, youth, orphans, drummer boys, young soldiers

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814796078
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814796078.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Marten, editor

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James Marten

1 “Waked Up to Feel”

Rebecca De Schweinitz

5 Thrills for Children

Paul B. Ringel

7 Children of the March

Lisa Tendrich Frank

8 Love in Battle

Victoria E. Ott

9 Caught in the Crossfire

Troy L. Kickler

12 Orphans and Indians

Judith Geisberg