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Warriors into workers : the Civil War and the formation of urban-industrial society in a northern city /
Russell L. Johnson.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York : Fordham University Press, 2003.
description
xii, 388 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0823222691 (hc : alk. paper)
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New York : Fordham University Press, 2003.
isbn
0823222691 (hc : alk. paper)
contents note
The key city : Dubuque before the Civil War -- "Volunteer while you may" : mobilization for the war -- Independent soldiers and soldier-sons : the social origins of enlistees -- "The boys all stood to the work manfully" : the army as an industrial workplace -- Ten thousand men in shebangs : the army as an urban working-class environment -- "A duty of the hour" : the home front in Dubuque -- The Civil War generation : military service and social mobility -- Conclusion : Hawkeyes in blue.
catalogue key
5088457
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-377) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Russell L. Johnson is a lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Otago, New Zealand.
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Summaries
Main Description
In this portrait of Dubuque, Iowa, Russell Johnson combines personal narratives with social, political, and economic analysis to shed new light on what the War meant for one city and for the rapidly growing north. Johnson examines the experiences of Dubuque's soldiers and their families to answer crucial questions: What impact did the Civil War have on the economic and social life of Dubuque? How did military service affect the social mobility of veterans? And how did army service, as a form of industrial organization, help create a modern workforce? Warriors into Workers makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the formation of American industrial society, and addresses key issues in labor history, military history, political culture, and gender.
Main Description
In this portrait of Dubuque, Iowa, Russell Johnson combines personal narratives with social, political, and economic analysis to shed new light on what the War meant for one city and for the rapidly growing north. Johnson examines the experiences of Dubuque's soldiers and their families to answer crucial questions: What impact did the Civil War have on the economic and social life of Dubuque? How did military service affect the social mobility of veterans? And how did army service, as a form of industrialorganization, help create a modern workforce? Warriors into Workers makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the formation of American industrial society, and addresses key issues in labor history, military history, political culture, and gender.
Main Description
In this portrait of Dubuque, Iowa, Russell Johnson combines personal narratives with social, political, and economic analysis to shed new light on what the War meant for one city and for the rapidly growing north.Johnson examines the experiences of Dubuque's soldiers and their families to answer crucial questions: What impact did the Civil War have on the economic and social life of Dubuque? How did military service affect the social mobility of veterans? And how did army service, as a form of industrial organization, help create a modern workforce?Warriors into Workers makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the formation of American industrial society, and addresses key issues in labor history, military history, political culture, and gender.
Unpaid Annotation
In this portrait of Dubuque, Iowa, Russell Johnson combines personal narratives with social, political, and economic analysis to shed new light on what the War meant for one city and for the rapidly growing north. Johnson examines the experiences of Dubuque's soldiers and their families to answer crucial questions: What impact did the Civil War have on the economic and social life of Dubuque? How did military service affect the social mobility of veterans? And how did army service, as a form of industrial organization, help create a modern workforce? "Warriors into Workers makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the formation of American industrial society, and addresses key issues in labor history, military history, political culture, and gender.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Introduction: Military Service and Industrializationp. 1
Dubuque and Its Soldiers
The Key City: Dubuque before the Civil Warp. 21
"Volunteer While You May": Mobilization for the Warp. 58
Independent Soldiers and Soldier-Sons: The Social Origins of Enlisteesp. 101
Military Service and Its impact
"The Boys All Stood to the Work Manfully": The Army as an Industrial Workplacep. 145
Ten Thousand Men in Shebangs: The Army as an Urban Working-Class Environmentp. 192
"A Duty of the Hour": The Home Front in Dubuquep. 238
The Civil War Generation: Military Service and Social Mobilityp. 274
Conclusion: Hawkeyes in Bluep. 316
Data on Dubuque Society and Politicsp. 325
Data on Dubuque's Soldiersp. 333
Select Bibliographyp. 351
Indexp. 379
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