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The Resource Living a big war in a small place : Spartanburg, South Carolina, during the Confederacy, Philip N. Racine

Living a big war in a small place : Spartanburg, South Carolina, during the Confederacy, Philip N. Racine

Label
Living a big war in a small place : Spartanburg, South Carolina, during the Confederacy
Title
Living a big war in a small place
Title remainder
Spartanburg, South Carolina, during the Confederacy
Statement of responsibility
Philip N. Racine
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Most of what we know about how the Civil War affected life in the Confederacy is related to cities, troop movements, battles, and prominent political, economic, or military leaders. Far less is known about the people who lived in small Southern towns remote from marching armies or battles. Philip N. Racine explores life in one such place -- Spartanburg, SC -- in an effort to reshape the contours of that great conflict. By 1864 life in most of the Confederacy, but especially in rural towns, was characterized by scarcity, high prices, uncertainty, fear and bad-tempered neighbors. Shortages of food were common. People lived with constant anxiety that a soldiering father or son would be killed or wounded. Taxes were high, inflation was rampant, good news was scarce and seemed to always be followed by bad. The slave population was growing restive as their masters' bad news was their good news. Army deserters were threatening lawlessness; accusations and vindictiveness colored the atmosphere and added to the anxiety, fear and feeling of helplessness. Often people blamed their troubles on the Confederate government in faraway Richmond, Virginia. Racine provides insight into these events through personal stories: the plight of a slave; the struggles of a war widow managing her husband's farm, 10 slaves and seven children; and the trauma of a Lowcountry refugee's having to forfeit a wealthy, aristocratic way of life and being thrust into relative poverty and an alien social world. All were part of the complexity of wartime Spartanburg District
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Racine, Philip N
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Spartanburg County (S.C.)
  • Spartanburg County (S.C.)
  • South Carolina
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Social conditions
  • South Carolina
  • South Carolina
Label
Living a big war in a small place : Spartanburg, South Carolina, during the Confederacy, Philip N. Racine
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The district -- The setting -- Spartanburg wages war -- Spartanburg beleaguered -- Slavery during the war -- Individuals -- The slave Catherine and the kindness of strangers? -- Emily Harris, reluctant farmer -- A question of loyalty -- Having fled war
Control code
ocn862077764
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611172980
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctv6vpdd7
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862077764
Label
Living a big war in a small place : Spartanburg, South Carolina, during the Confederacy, Philip N. Racine
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The district -- The setting -- Spartanburg wages war -- Spartanburg beleaguered -- Slavery during the war -- Individuals -- The slave Catherine and the kindness of strangers? -- Emily Harris, reluctant farmer -- A question of loyalty -- Having fled war
Control code
ocn862077764
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611172980
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vpdd7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862077764

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