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Life and Limb – Perspectives on the American Civil War - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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Life and Limb: Perspectives on the American Civil War

David Seed, Stephen C. Kenny, and Chris Williams


This volume assembles selections from writings on the American Civil War in fiction, first-hand accounts and contemporary reportage, all supplemented with photographs. The focus falls on the injuries sustained by participants and on their medical treatment. Writers and poets are included who drew on their experiences as nurses, combatants or observers. The volume focuses thematically on nursing, medical facilities, photography, amputations, battlefield accounts, and the war’s aftermath. The excerpts are supplemented by critical studies by specialists in the different aspects of the Civil War. ... More

Keywords: Civil War, Medical treatments, Amputation, Therapy, Trauma

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781781382509
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781781382509.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Seed, editor
University of Liverpool

Stephen C. Kenny, editor
University of Liverpool

Chris Williams, editor
University of Liverpool