HRL Author Event: James J Broomall - Private Confederacies

How did the Civil War, emancipation, and Reconstruction shape the masculinity of white Confederate veterans? As James J. Broomall shows, the crisis of the war forced a reconfiguration of the emotional worlds of the men who took up arms for the South. Raised in an antebellum culture that demanded restraint and shaped white men to embrace self-reliant masculinity, Confederate soldiers lived and fought within military units where they experienced the traumatic strain of combat and its privations together--all the while being separated from suffering families. Military service provoked changes that escalated with the end of slavery and the Confederacy's military defeat. Returning to civilian life, Southern veterans questioned themselves as never before, sometimes suffering from terrible self-doubt.

Event date: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
100 W Picadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers (Civil War America) Cover Image
$38.94
ISBN: 9781469651989
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - March 11th, 2019

How did the Civil War, emancipation, and Reconstruction shape the masculinity of white Confederate veterans? As James J. Broomall shows, the crisis of the war forced a reconfiguration of the emotional worlds of the men who took up arms for the South.