Topsy-turvy: how the Civil War turned the world upside down for southern children
Rowman & Littlefield,
First paperback edition.
"Oh Such cannonading on all sides, such shrieks and groans, such commotion of all kinds " wrote the teenaged Sue Chancellor, a Virginia planter's daughter, in May 1863. "We thought that we were frightened before, but this was far beyond everything. . . . Oh, the horror of that day " Sue's reactions to the Civil War around her was only one of myriad responses to the conflict from children--boys or girls, black or white, slave or free, rich or poor. They experienced the war differently from adults, and their experiences were by no means uniform. In Topsy-Turvy, Anya Jabour brings into sharp relief the way in which gender, race, slavery, and status shaped the lives of children in the American South before, during, and after the Civil War. She argues persuasively that the identities children developed in the antebellum era shaped their responses to the upheavals of the war years and their lives after the war's conclusion. Even as Topsy-Turvy presents the Civil War as a major turning point in Southern children's lives, it also illuminates the interplay between continuity and change in the history of the American South. Because the war was fought largely on Southern soil, parts of the region became a "permanent landscape of war," and children in the Confederacy thus experienced the struggle in an especially profound and personal way. Deeply researched, abundantly illustrated, and engagingly written, the book is a major contribution to Southern history. With twenty-eight black-and-white illustrations.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
|Grouped Work ID||e2a1a7c1-c161-394f-1aac-c2d4bab64a63|
|Grouping Title||topsy turvy how the civil war turned the world upside down for southern children|
|Grouping Author||jabour anya|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-02-12 00:37:55AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-05-22 01:21:25AM|
|available_at_aurora||Community College of Aurora - CentreTech|
|detailed_location_aurora||Community College of Aurora - CentreTech - Books|
|display_description||In Topsy-Turvy, Anya Jabour brings into sharp relief the way in which gender, race, slavery, and status shaped the lives of children in the American South before, during, and after the Civil War. She argues persuasively that the identities children developed in the antebellum era shaped their responses to the upheavals of the war years and their lives after the war's conclusion.|
|item_details||ils:90401|201876|Community College of Aurora - CentreTech - Books|E585.C54 J33 2010|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||CCOFAURORA|||
|local_callnumber_aurora||E585.C54 J33 2010|
|owning_library_aurora||Community College of Aurora|
|owning_location_aurora||Community College of Aurora - CentreTech|
|record_details||ils:90401|Book|Books|First paperback edition.|English|Rowman & Littlefield,|2015.|vi, 263 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.|
|subject_facet||Children -- Confederate States of America -- History, Children and war -- Confederate States of America, Children and war -- United States -- History -- 19th century, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Children|
|title_display||Topsy-turvy : how the Civil War turned the world upside down for southern children|
|title_full||Topsy-turvy : how the Civil War turned the world upside down for southern children / Anya Jabour|
|title_sub||how the Civil War turned the world upside down for southern children|
|topic_facet||Children, Children and war, History|