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Rally 'round the flag : Chicago and the Civil War, Theodore J. Karamanski

Label
Rally 'round the flag : Chicago and the Civil War
Title
Rally 'round the flag
Title remainder
Chicago and the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Theodore J. Karamanski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is based upon a thorough study of the fragmentary accounts of Chicago in the 1860s that survived the Great Fire of 1871. Theodore Karamanski makes use of diaries, letters, and Chicago's colorful nineteenth century newspapers. The book is a true story of the reactions of scores of Chicagoans to the challenges and opportunities of a national crisis. This book contributes to our understanding of the Civil War and of Chicago history in several important ways. The reality of combat was seldom depicted in the newspapers, and most Chicagoans seemed to have had little idea of how the war looked from the soldiers' perspective. Yet the beliefs of the Chicago community evolved from a romantic and patriotic conception of the war to a recognition of the brutality of war. This evolution is illustrated by the cruel treatment of rebel prisoners of war in Chicago's Camp Douglas. The Civil War had a profound economic effect on Chicago as well. Chicago became a meat packing center, "hog butcher to the world," and also the center for agricultural industries. Chicago was already an important rail center in the North, and the need for locomotive and rail repairs stimulated the development of iron and steel making industries. The Civil War also brought stable banking to Chicago, thereby providing the capital foundation for rapid industrialization. The Civil War greatly affected the social fabric of Chicago. Active participation in homefront activities transformed many ordinary Chicagoans into political, economic, and religious leaders. While some Chicagoans risked their lives to win equality for all men, the city government acted to legally segregate the races
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Karamanski, Theodore J.
Dewey number
977.3/1103
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F548.4
LC item number
K37 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Illinois
  • Sezessionskrieg
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Label
Rally 'round the flag : Chicago and the Civil War, Theodore J. Karamanski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The irrepressible candidate -- A house divided -- The first blood -- "God bless the sanitary commission!" -- Camp Douglas -- "Wonder of the nineteenth century" -- "A fire in the rear" -- A city in sable
Control code
ocm26217709
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 292 pages
Isbn
9780830412952
Lccn
92024197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o26217709
  • (OCoLC)26217709
Label
Rally 'round the flag : Chicago and the Civil War, Theodore J. Karamanski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The irrepressible candidate -- A house divided -- The first blood -- "God bless the sanitary commission!" -- Camp Douglas -- "Wonder of the nineteenth century" -- "A fire in the rear" -- A city in sable
Control code
ocm26217709
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 292 pages
Isbn
9780830412952
Lccn
92024197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o26217709
  • (OCoLC)26217709

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