The Conflict Of Convictions 19th Century American Writers Report the Civil War

The Conflict Of Convictions 19th Century American Writers Report the Civil War
The Conflict Of Convictions 19th Century American Writers Report the Civil War
The Conflict Of Convictions 19th Century American Writers Report the Civil War
The Conflict Of Convictions 19th Century American Writers Report the Civil War
The Conflict Of Convictions 19th Century American Writers Report the Civil War

The Conflict Of Convictions 19th Century American Writers Report the Civil War
American writers report the Civil War - A selection and arrangement from the journals, correspondence and articles of the major men and women of letters who lived through the war. Published by Chilton Book Company, Philadelphia, 1968.

Publisher's light gray cloth hardcover with dust jacket. Measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/2". The first comprehensive, chronologically arranged version of the Civil War era, by some of America's leading literary figures who were alive at the time, is presented here for the first time. The most articulate representatives of the American cultural scene during the middle of the nineteenth century react in these pages to what was undoubtedly not only the most cataclysmic event in their own lifetime, but in the entire history of the nation.

From the fall of Fort Sumter through the early days of Reconstruction, seventeen famous writers, including Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Herman Melville and Samuel Langhorne Clemens, record their thoughts and observations of wartime America in letters, diaries, stories and articles. CONDITION: Book is in near fine condition with a very good condition dust jacket. Pages are clean and bright. Minor foxing on page edges and endpapers. No musty or loose pages. Covers are clean & solid.

Dust jacket is primarily clean; moderate foxing on back. From a smoke free home.

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The Conflict Of Convictions 19th Century American Writers Report the Civil War