The Resource Empty sleeves : amputation in the Civil War South, Brian Craig Miller

Empty sleeves : amputation in the Civil War South, Brian Craig Miller

Label
Empty sleeves : amputation in the Civil War South
Title
Empty sleeves
Title remainder
amputation in the Civil War South
Statement of responsibility
Brian Craig Miller
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This will be the first book about the Civil War to examine the meaning of amputation, and of amputees, in the U.S. South. Brian Craig Miller provides medical history of the procedure, looks at men who rejected amputation, and examines how Southern men and women adjusted their ideas about honor, masculinity, and love in response to the presence of large numbers of amputees during and after the war. While some historians have explored the lives of the wounded, disabled and amputated soldiers throughout the major military conflicts of the twentieth century, few monographs have returned to a time when medical care remained primitive at best in American history: the Civil War. While one recent article explored what amputation may have meant to Union soldiers returning from battle, the same has yet to be done for the losing side in the military conflict. The destruction of slavery, the perseverance of the Union and the triumph of liberty, freedom and equality ensured that the sacrifices of Northern men would be recognized, memorialized and cherished for generations beyond the battlefield. However, can the same be said for Southern amputated men, who returned from the war scarred, disillusioned and defeated? In his travels in the South over the past five years, Miller has combed through archives, producing a wealth of surgical and medical manuals, hospital records, surgeons reports, diary, letter and journal entries pertaining to amputation, legislative records, pension files and applications, newspaper reports and numerous anecdotes about what it means to lose a limb. These sources allow Miller to combine political, medical, military, social, cultural and gender history into a much-needed disability study of the Confederacy"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Brian Craig
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E625
LC item number
.M55 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Uncivil wars
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Amputees
  • Amputation
  • Surgery, Military
  • United States
  • Disabled veterans
  • Masculinity
  • United States
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • Southern States
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Amputees
  • Amputees
  • Amputees
  • Amputation
  • Amputation
  • Military Medicine
  • Military Medicine
  • American Civil War
  • History, 19th Century
Label
Empty sleeves : amputation in the Civil War South, Brian Craig Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Empty sleeves in Civil War history and memory -- The surgeons : gray anatomy -- The patients : enduring the "fearfulest test" of manhood -- The women : reconstructing Confederate manhood -- The return : adjusting to dependency and disability -- The state : the politics of paying damages -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Amputation statistics -- Appendix B: Prosthetic limb programs -- Appendix C: Pension programs
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 257 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820343334
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 763445
  • 22573/ctt175tzn3
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907304552
  • (OCoLC)ocn907304552
Label
Empty sleeves : amputation in the Civil War South, Brian Craig Miller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Empty sleeves in Civil War history and memory -- The surgeons : gray anatomy -- The patients : enduring the "fearfulest test" of manhood -- The women : reconstructing Confederate manhood -- The return : adjusting to dependency and disability -- The state : the politics of paying damages -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Amputation statistics -- Appendix B: Prosthetic limb programs -- Appendix C: Pension programs
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 257 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820343334
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 763445
  • 22573/ctt175tzn3
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907304552
  • (OCoLC)ocn907304552

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