Noble Monuments

in War Stories

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780226108629
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226108643 | DOI:
Noble Monuments

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This chapter examines stories about the imagined beneficial impact of Northern voluntarism on warfare. It describes how Union volunteers discovered the depths of their patriotism and learned to renounce individualism for cooperative effort and materialism for national service during the war. This chapter also suggests that the passage of the Emancipation Act added credence to the tale of Northern transformation and moral superiority.

Keywords: Northern voluntarism; Union volunteers; patriotism; cooperative effort; national service; Emancipation Act; moral superiority

Chapter.  13243 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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