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Fire Within explores what Walt Whitman called the "interior history" of the Civil War - the war waged and witnessed by common people. Through diaries, letters, and newspaper articles, Kerry Trask weaves together personal viewpoints and wartime events to reflect the passions of the times and describes the conflicts encountered by the men who went to war and the people who remained at home. This colorful, often moving account reveals the experience of James Anderson, a young Scottish immigrant who enlisted in the 5th Wisconsin Volunteers soon after President Lincoln issued his first call. Leaving his home of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, he, like many other young men, set off with expectations of high adventure. Anderson's rendering of the war is further enriched by Rosa Kellner's splendid journal. From the Williams House Hotel, this teenage Bohemian innkeeper was a spectator and participant in the community. Her writings offer essential insights into wartime life on the homefront. For soldiers and civilians this "real war" was often difficult and painful. What they wrote in their letters and diaries offers a look at the conflict from a small-town perspective and reveals the true nature of war. An engaging work, Fire Within will appeal to the general reading public as well as to Civil War scholars and specialists.

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Imprint: Kent State University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2006
First published: 1998
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 294
ISBN-13: 978-0-87338-587-9
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1500 to 1750
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1500 to 1750
LSN: 0-87338-587-X
Barcode: 9780873385879

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