Daily Life in the Civil War North
Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North reveals this side of the war as it happened, comprehensively examining the visual culture of the Northern home front. Through contributions from leading scholars from across the humanities, we discover how the war influenced household economies and the cotton economy; how the absence of young men from the home changed daily life; how war relief work linked home fronts and battle fronts; why Indians on the frontier were pushed out of the riven nation’s consciousness during the war years; and how wartime landscape paintings illuminated the nation’s past, present, and future.
A companion volume to a collaborative exhibition organized by the Newberry Library and the Terra Foundation for American Art, Home Front is the first book to expose the visual culture of a world far removed from the horror of war yet intimately bound to it.
Foreword: Picturing War
The Home at War, the War at Home: The Art of the Northern Home Front 1
Sarah Burns and Daniel Greene
The Fabric of War: Cotton, Commodities, and Contrabands
Peter John Brownlee
Other Homes, Other Fronts: Native America during the Civil War
Nothing Daunts Chicago: Wartime Relief on the Home Front
Rending and Mending: The Needle, the Flag, and the Wounds of War in Lilly Martin Spencer’s Home of the Red, White, and Blue
Nature, Nurture, Nation: Appetites for Apples and Autumn during the Civil War