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Marching Home - Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War

Brian Matthew Jordan

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Genres:

History

Description:

A groundbreaking investigation examining the fate of Union veterans who won the war but couldn’t bear the peace. For well over a century, traditional Civil War histories have concluded in 1865, with a bitterly won peace and Union soldiers returning triumphantly home. In a landmark work that challenges sterilized portraits accepted for generations, Civil War historian Brian Matthew Jordan creates an entirely new narrative. These veterans— tending rotting wounds, battling alcoholism, campaigning for paltry pensions— tragically realized that they stood as unwelcome reminders to a new America eager to heal, forget, and embrace the freewheeling bounty of the Gilded Age. Mining previously untapped archives, Jordan uncovers anguished letters and diaries, essays by amputees, and gruesome medical reports, all deeply revealing of the American psyche. In the model of twenty-first-century histories like Drew Gilpin Faust’s This Republic of Suffering or Maya Jasanoff ’s Liberty’s Exiles that illuminate the plight of the common man, Marching Home makes almost unbearably personal the rage and regret of Union veterans. Their untold stories are critically relevant today.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John McDonough

Length:

9h 57m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

23:52


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

42:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

50:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

59:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

57:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

56:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

46:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

58:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

56:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

37:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

36:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:41