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The Smell of Battle, the Taste of Siege : A Sensory History of the Civil War

By: Smith, Mark M.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (217 p.).ISBN: 9780199322626.Subject(s): Senses and sensation -- United States -- History -- 19th century | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Psychological aspects | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Smell of Battle, the Taste of Siege : A Sensory History of the Civil WarDDC classification: 973.7/1 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures and Maps -- Introduction -- Chapter One: The Sounds of Secession -- Chapter Two: Eyeing First Bull Run -- Chapter Three: Cornelia Hancock's Sense of Smell -- Chapter Four: The Hollowing of Vicksburg -- Chapter Five: The Hunley's Impact -- Epilogue: Experiencing Total War -- Acknowledgments -- Note on Sources -- Notes -- Index
Summary: The Smell of Battle, the Taste of Siege considers how all five senses--sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch--shaped the course, meaning, and content of the Civil War, and explores the impact of the war's sensory experience on multiple constituencies, including Confederate and Union soldiers and sailors, southern and northern civilians, women, and slaves.
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Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures and Maps -- Introduction -- Chapter One: The Sounds of Secession -- Chapter Two: Eyeing First Bull Run -- Chapter Three: Cornelia Hancock's Sense of Smell -- Chapter Four: The Hollowing of Vicksburg -- Chapter Five: The Hunley's Impact -- Epilogue: Experiencing Total War -- Acknowledgments -- Note on Sources -- Notes -- Index

The Smell of Battle, the Taste of Siege considers how all five senses--sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch--shaped the course, meaning, and content of the Civil War, and explores the impact of the war's sensory experience on multiple constituencies, including Confederate and Union soldiers and sailors, southern and northern civilians, women, and slaves.

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Mark M. Smith is Carolina Distinguished Professor of History at the University of South Carolina and author or editor of a dozen books, including Sensing the Past: Seeing, Hearing, Smelling, Tasting, and Touching in History and How Race Is Made: Slavery, the Senses, and Segregation.

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