CFP: [Collections] The Civil War in American Life and Culture

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Zoe Trodd
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We are seeking contributors for a book called “The Civil War in American
Life and Culture.” The book is under contract with Bruccoli Clark
Layman/Manly, Inc, and will analyze history from a social perspective. It
will provide essential information about daily life in the United States,
using contextualized primary documents to examine people’s unfiltered
attitudes. Contributors will receive $100 for a chapter that consists of
the following two elements: 1. A 3000-5000 word essay introducing and
explaining the topic. 2. A 3000-5000 word selection of primary sources
(for example, oral history, letters, diaries, newspapers, memoirs). The
purpose of the essay is to provide an overview and context; the purpose
of the primary material is to provide specific first-hand detail that
elucidates the essay. The 40 available chapters are listed below (also at
www.zoetrodd.com/war.html), though we also invite suggestions for
different chapters and encourage contributors to take initiative in
shaping the book’s content. An individual may write several chapters. The
deadline for submission of draft chapters will be May 1, 2009. Please
contact the editors, Zoe Trodd and Alex Kent Williamson, at
civilwarlife_at_gmail.com ASAP to sign up, and include brief professional
information in your email.

PART ONE. COMMERCE
1) Agriculture and Industry in the North
2) Agriculture and Industry in the South
3) Military and Civilian Transportation
4) Money and Currency
PART TWO. COMMUNICATION
1) Letters and Diaries
2) Newspapers and Periodicals
3) Telegraphs and the Postal Service
PART THREE. CREATIVE EXPRESSION
1) Literature
2) Photography
3) Paintings and Prints
4) Music
PART FOUR. DAILY LIFE
1) Clothing and Food
2) Women and Children in the USA and CSA Armies
3) Immigration and Immigrant Life
4) Education
PART FIVE. FAMILY
1) Women and the Domestic Sphere
2) Soldiers Home on Furlough
3) Death and Dying
PART SIX. GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
1) Political Parties and the Elections of 1864
2) Nationalism and States’ Rights
3) Northern and Southern Leadership in the Popular Imagination
4) Native American Relations in the North and South
PART SEVEN. LAW AND ENFORCEMENT
1) Civilian Crimes, Courts and Prisons
2) Prisoners of War
3) Discipline of Soldiers
PART EIGHT. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE
1) Military Health and Medicine
2) Civilian Health and Medicine
3) The Rise of Public Health
4) Military and Naval Technology
PART NINE. RECREATION
1) National Holidays and Public Pastimes
2) Prostitution, Alcohol and Gambling
PART TEN. RELIGION
1) Soldiers and Faith
2) Religious Traditions in the North
3) Religious Traditions in the South
4) Reform and Welfare Societies
PART ELEVEN. CONFLICT
1) Labor Unions
2) Slave Resistance on the Southern Homefront
3) Black Troops in the Union and Confederate Armies
4) Conscription, Substitution and Conscientious Objectors
5) Civil Unrest and Rioting in the North and South

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