The Resource Daydreams & nightmares : a Virginia family faces secession and war, Brent Tarter

Daydreams & nightmares : a Virginia family faces secession and war, Brent Tarter

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Daydreams & nightmares : a Virginia family faces secession and war
Title
Daydreams & nightmares
Title remainder
a Virginia family faces secession and war
Statement of responsibility
Brent Tarter
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Daydreams and Nightmares uses the private letters and other records of an Upshur County, Virginia, family to reveal through their own words and experiences how the secession crisis during the winter of 1860-61 and its aftermath affected them. As a member of the Virginia Secession Convention of 1861, George Berlin was separated from his wife Susan and their children (also from his brother and his wife, the sister of his own wife) for several months on the eve of the American Civil War. After he switched from opposing secession to endorsing it, he had to flee his hometown and was separated from his family again for over a year during the first part of the war. The large corpus of surviving letters between George and Susan Berlin contain vivid explanations of their hopes and fears and of their and their children's experiences during those two long separations. It is a dramatic story unique to them but comparable to what thousands of other Americans experienced during that time. It is in part a love story, but it is also a story about ordinary people in extraordinary events. They lost their home and property in western Virginia and had to resettle in eastern Virginia. As a consequence, the extended family of which they were a part became separated, too. Their story intersects major themes in nineteenth-century American history, including the impact of the Civil War and the rapidly emerging field of family history"--Provided by publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tarter, Brent
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F247.U6
LC item number
T37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
A nation divided : studies in the Civil War era
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Berlin, George W
  • Berlin, George W
  • Families
  • Secession
  • Upshur County (W. Va.)
  • Upshur County (W. Va.)
  • Upshur County (W. Va.)
  • Virginia
  • United States
Label
Daydreams & nightmares : a Virginia family faces secession and war, Brent Tarter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Daydreams -- Speech -- Nightmares -- Secession -- Separation -- Reunion -- Regrets
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 147 pages
Isbn
9780813937090
Lccn
2014034568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
40024787891
System control number
  • (OCoLC)893452419
  • (OCoLC)ocn893452419
Label
Daydreams & nightmares : a Virginia family faces secession and war, Brent Tarter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Daydreams -- Speech -- Nightmares -- Secession -- Separation -- Reunion -- Regrets
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 147 pages
Isbn
9780813937090
Lccn
2014034568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
40024787891
System control number
  • (OCoLC)893452419
  • (OCoLC)ocn893452419

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