Scars to Prove It: The Civil War Soldier and American Fiction

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History as fiction's muse "When the first cannon sounded over Charleston Harbor in 1861, it announced the beginning of an American literary phenomenon. Readers North and South hungered for imaginative writing about the escalating war, and canny publishers were swift to deliver. . . . Today even the most conservative estimate would place the total number of Civil War novels at well over one thousand, and this figure does not account for the thousands of war-related stories published in journals, newspapers, and ...

Scars to Prove It: The Civil War Soldier and American Fiction 2009, Kent State University Press

ISBN-13: 9781606350157

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