296 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 25 halftones, notes, bibl., index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-3204-9
Published: March 2017
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-3205-6
Published: February 2017
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-5208-5
Published: February 2019
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White takes readers into the deepest, darkest, and most intimate places of the Civil War, connecting the emotional experiences of soldiers and civilians to the broader history of the conflict, confirming what poets have known for centuries: there are some truths that are only revealed in the world of darkness.
About the Author
Jonathan W. White is associate professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University.
For more information about Jonathan W. White, visit the Author Page.
“A vital addition to Civil War collections.”--Library Journal
"The quoted letters create a sense of intimacy with wartime lives that is eerie and intense, at times rivaling the highest achievements of art."--Pacific Standard
“A wide-ranging and fascinating study. . . . Reminds us of the haunting effects war can (and does) have on its participants long after the fighting ends.”--Lesley J. Gordon, Civil War Monitor
“White’s prodigious research, conveyed in clear, coherent prose, spotlights an underutilized resource for historians and enthusiasts to use in understanding the personal impact of the war and its effect on postwar lives.”--America’s Civil War
“White is in the vanguard of young historians whose work brings a different, but vitally significant view of activities and events surrounding the Civil War.”--Daily Press
“Well illustrated throughout and deeply researched, Midnight in America brings that world much closer to our own.”--North Carolina Historical Review