Victorian America and the Civil War
Cambridge University Press, 1994年9月30日 - 324 頁
Victorian America and the Civil War examines the relationships between American Victorian culture and the Civil War. The author argues that at the heart of American Victorian culture was Romanticism, a secular quest to answer questions previously settled by traditional religion. In examining the biographies of seventy-five Americans who lived in the antebellum and Civil War eras, elements of disequilibrium, passion and intellectual excitement are explored in contrast to the traditional view of Victorian self-control and moral assurance. The Civil War is shown to be a central event in the cultural life of the American Victorians, which both was an environment for the resolution of their questions and a place where their values and aspirations could be reshaped.
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Rose (history, Pennsylvania State Univ.) studies 75 middle-class Victorians, Northern and Southern, of both genders, through their diaries, letters, biographies and autobiographies, and secondary ... 閱讀評論全文
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