In 1863 Confederate forces under Lieutenant General James Longstreet, while scouring Southside Virginia for badly needed supplies, threatened the Union garrison in Suffolk. For the residents of surrounding Nansemond, Isle of Wight, and Southampton Counties, the Suffolk campaign followed an exhausting and deadly pattern. Already subjected to the demands of waves of soldiers, first Southern recruits and then Union occupation troops, the people of the region faced the severest tests the Civil War could impose upon human beings ...
In 1863 Confederate forces under Lieutenant General James Longstreet, while scouring Southside Virginia for badly needed supplies, threatened the Union garrison in Suffolk. For the residents of surrounding Nansemond, Isle of Wight, and Southampton Counties, the Suffolk campaign followed an exhausting and deadly pattern. Already subjected to the demands of waves of soldiers, first Southern recruits and then Union occupation troops, the people of the region faced the severest tests the Civil War could impose upon human beings. In The War Hits Home, Brian Steel Wills tells the story of these real people in the crucible of war. Reconstructing life for soldiers from the region on the battlefield and for civilians in the homes of southeastern Virginia, Wills provides a full depiction of what life was like for the ordinary person--black, white, soldier, citizen, Unionist, or secessionist--contending with domestic, economic, social, and military hardship in the contest of sectionalism and war. Wills employs their individual experiences to illustrate the impact of the war on a human scale, on soldiers and their relatives, North and South. We witness battlefield horror and family despair, African Americans' embrace of freedom, and the persistence of Confederate nationalism among most whites in the region. Taken as a whole, The War Hits Home is a sweeping but extraordinarily detailed canvas of a fractured American South.
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Good in good dust jacket. Ex-library. Book is in clean and good condition. Former library book which has one sticker on bottom of spine and library stamps inside front and rear covers. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 345 p. Contains: Illustrations. Nation Divided. Audience: General/trade.
Near Fine binding. Near Fine dust jacket. A clean First Edition copy with no marks of any kind. The dustjacket flap has a small crease; the dustjacket is now protected with a new mylar cover. Near Fine binding / Near Fine dust jacket.
Fine in fine dust jacket. University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, 2001. 1st printing, Fine/Fine/ardcover/book and dust jacket without any defects, Hardcover, 345pgs. The Civil War in southeastern Virginia, the experiences of soldiers from the region and for civilians at home. Packed with care and shipped promptly.
Small 4to. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 345pp. Illustrations, maps, map endpapers. Near fine/fine. A tight and handsome first edition of this volume in editor James I. Robertson Jr. 's "A Nation Divided: New Studies in Civil War History" series. Boldly inscribed and signed by the author in black fineline on the title page: "Ralph--/ I enjoyed meeting you / again and getting to know / you on the Delta Queen. / Enjoy with my best wishes, / Brian Wills / Sept. 25, 2005." "Ralph" is noted medical history scholar and pediatric infectious disease specialist Ralph C. Gordon.
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