Beyond the Civil War Hospital

The Rhetoric of Healing and Democratization in Northern Reconstruction Writing, 1861–1882

Beyond the Civil War Hospital understands Reconstruction as a period of emotional turmoil that precipitated a struggle for form in cultural production. By treating selected texts from that era as multifaceted contributions to Reconstruction's »mental adaptation process« (Leslie Butler), Kirsten Twelbeck diagnoses individual conflicts between the »heart and the brain« only partly compensated for by a shared concern for national healing. By tracing each text's unique adaptation of the healing trope, she identifies surprising disagreement over racial equality, women's rights, and citizenship. The book pairs female and male white authors from the antislavery North, and brings together a broad range of genres.

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2018-06-07, 438 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3465-5

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Kirsten Twelbeck

Kirsten Twelbeck, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Deutschland

Author(s)
Kirsten Twelbeck
Book title
Beyond the Civil War Hospital The Rhetoric of Healing and Democratization in Northern Reconstruction Writing, 1861–1882
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
438
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3465-5
DOI
Commodity Group
1564
BIC-Code
DSB HBJK HBTQ
BISAC-Code
LIT004020 HIS036000 HIS037000
THEMA-Code
DSB NHK NHTQ
Release date
2018-06-07
Edition
1
Topics
Literatur, Amerika
Readership
American Studies, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, History, Gender Studies, African American Studies, Critical Race Studies, Studies of Citizenship and Democracy
Keywords/Tags
Reconstruction, Civil War, Literature, American Literature, Democracy, Healing, 19th Century, American Studies, American History, History of Colonialism, Literary Studies

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