The Scars We Carve: Bodies and Wounds in Civil War Print Culture
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The Scars We Carve: Bodies and Wounds in Civil War Print Culture examines how Americans interacted with and represented the physical effects of war to create a literary record permeated by corporeality, suffering, and bodies that complicated antebellum notions of citizenship, personhood, and the nation. It uncovers an archive of Civil War–era print culture in which the individual body and its component parts, marked by violence or imbued with rhetorical power, testify to the horrors of war and the lasting impact of the internecine conflict.
Louisiana State University Press