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作者 Fisher, Sidney
書名 A Philadelphia Perspective : The Civil War Diary of Sidney George Fisher
出版項 US : Fordham University Press, 2007
國際標準書號 9780823248285 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (312 pages)
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系列 The North's Civil War
The North's Civil War
附註 Intro -- Title Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Editorial Comment -- Preface to the 1967 Edition -- Introduction -- 1860 -- 1861 -- 1862 -- 1863 -- 1864 -- 1865 -- Epilogue -- Fishers and Ingersolls -- Countryseats -- Index -- Other Books in Fordham's The North's Civil War Series
An aristocratic member of a prominent Philadelphia family, Sidney George Fisher (1809G1871) was a prolific man of letters. Between 1834 and 1871, he kept a detailed diary that chronicled not only daily life in AmericaGs second city but also the key political, social, and cultural events of the nineteenth century. Published in 1967, FisherGs diary quickly became one of the most remarkable works of its kind; few published diaries are as incisive and illuminating of their era. This book makes available once again the pages of FisherGs diary written during the Civil War. As he wrote on November 9, 1861, GMy diary has become little else than a record of the events of the war, which occupies all thoughts and conversation.G His Grecord of the eventsG is a uniquely valuable portrait of a city, and a nation, at war. Fisher recorded nearly every aspect of his daily life, including conversations on street corners, arrests of civilians for treason (which included members of his family), critiques of partisan speeches, descriptions of battles, accounts of runaway slaves, and tales of mob violence. At the same time, he reports on dinners, parties, weddings, and funerals among the cityGs elite. Brilliant journalism, the Diary is rich with FisherGs own observationsGon secession, war and peace, his admiration for Lincoln, and his complicated feelings about slavery and emancipation. The Diary, with a new introduction by Jonathan W. White, joins those of George Templeton Strong and Mary Boykin Chesnut as classic windows on America during the War Between the States
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Fisher, Sidney A Philadelphia Perspective : The Civil War Diary of Sidney George Fisher US : Fordham University Press,c2007 9780823227273
主題 Ingersoll family
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Alt Author White, Jonathan
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