Bodies in Blue: Disability in the Civil War North

Bodies in Blue: Disability in the Civil War North[Read] ➲ Bodies in Blue: Disability in the Civil War North ➮ Sarah Handley-Cousins – Bluevapours.co.uk In the popular imagination Civil War disability is virtually synonymous with amputation But war affects the body in countless ways many of them understudied by historians In Bodies in Blue Sarah Handl In the Blue: Disability PDF/EPUB Ã popular imagination Civil War disability is virtually synonymous with amputation But war affects the body in countless ways many of them understudied by historians In Bodies in Blue Sarah Handley Cousins expands and complicates our understanding of wartime disability by examining a variety of bodies and ailments ranging from the temporary to the chronic from disease to injury and encompassing both physical and mental conditions She studies the cases of well known individuals such as Union general Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain alongside many cases drawn from the ranks to provide a comprehensive view of Bodies in MOBI :✓ how soldiers civilians in Blue: Disability in the PDF or and institutions grappled with war related disability in the Civil War era NorthDuring the Civil War and long after the bodies of Union soldiers and veterans were sites of powerful cultural beliefs about duty and sacrifice However the realities of living with a disability were ever at odds with the expectations of manhood As a conseuence men who failed to perform the role of wounded warrior properly could be scrutinized for failing to live up to standards of martial masculinity Under the gaze of surgeons officers bureaucrats and civilians disabled soldiers made difficult in Blue: Disability PDF Ç negotiations in their attempts to accommodate impaired bodies and please observers Some managed this process with ease; others struggled and suffered Embracing and exploring this apparent contradiction Bodies in Blue pushes Civil War history in a new direction.

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Bodies in Blue: Disability in the Civil War North PDF/EPUB
  • ebook
  • Bodies in Blue: Disability in the Civil War North
  • Sarah Handley-Cousins
  • 27 November 2014
  • 9780820355191

10 thoughts on “Bodies in Blue: Disability in the Civil War North

  1. Christena says:

    Bodies in Blue is full of incredible information and insights about a time of our history where you honestly only think of amputations as being the only things our soldiers went through during and after the Civil War Well researched and scholarly written Bodies in Blue gives tremendous details on soldiers' wounds to the medical doctors wanting to do research to the soldiers' other disabilities Yes there are areas that could have used some tightening in the book Historical photos convey a ton of history and I would have liked seeing historical photos in this book to enhance the history and stories even On many of the people mentioned in the book I wanted to put a face with them Note I understand that illustrations or photos may not exist of some of themThis is a must read if you love Civil War history and especially medical history

  2. Samantha Shroll says:

    Interesting topic and a lot of great forgotten stories from this part of history However it was sooooo repetative The author beat his points to death with the same examples over and over The book could have been at least 30 pages shorter and contained the same amount of information

  3. Heather Bennett says:

    Bodies in Blue is a important book that anyone interested in the war or injured soldiers should read It is well researched and well written

  4. Cristie Underwood says:

    The author's painstaking research and attention to detail is obvious in the writing of this book There were many facts that I only discovered after reading this

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