Fighting Means Killing: Civil War Soldiers and the Nature of Combat via Jonathan M. Steplyk
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Overview: War way combating, and combating way killing.” Confederate cavalry commander Nathan Bedford Forrest famously declared.
The Civil War used to be essentially an issue of Americans killing Americans. This simple truth is what Jonathan Steplyk explores in Fighting Means Killing, the primary book-length find out about of Union and Confederate squaddies’ attitudes towards, and stories of, killing within the Civil War.
Drawing upon letters, diaries, and postwar memories, Steplyk examines what squaddies and veterans thought of killing sooner than, all over, and after the conflict. How did those squaddies view sharpshooters? How about hand-to-hand struggle? What language did they use to explain killing in struggle? What cultural and societal elements influenced their attitudes? And what used to be the have an effect on of race in battlefield atrocities and sour clashes between white Confederates and black Federals? These are the questions that Steplyk seeks to reply to in Fighting Means Killing, a piece that bridges the space between army and social history-and that shifts the point of interest at the tragedy of the Civil War from combating and demise for reason and nation to combating and killing.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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Electrical Palestine: Capital and Technology from Empire to Nation through Fredrik Meiton
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Overview: Electricity is an integral a part of on a regular basis life-so integral that we hardly bring to mind it as political. In Electrical Palestine, Fredrik Meiton illustrates how political energy, similar to electric energy, strikes via bodily fabrics whose homes govern its go with the flow. At the daybreak of the Arab-Israeli struggle, each varieties of energy have been circulated in the course of the electrical grid that was once constructed through the Zionist engineer Pinhas Rutenberg within the duration of British rule from 1917 to 1948. Drawing on new resources in Arabic, Hebrew, and several other European languages, Electrical Palestine charts a tale of speedy and asymmetric building that was once very much influenced through the electrical grid and set the degree for the struggle between Arabs and Jews. Electrification, Meiton displays, was once a essential component of Zionist state development. The consequence in 1948, due to this fact, of Jewish statehood and Palestinian statelessness was once the results of a good judgment that was once profoundly conditioned through the ability device, a good judgment that has endured to form the realm till as of late.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History