Lens of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War , Uncivil Wars Series, J. Matthew Gallman, and Garry W. Gallagher, editors.
harcover, 256 pages, University of Georgia Press, $32.95, April 15, 2015
Hardcover: 256 pages Publisher: University of Georgia Press (April 15, 2015)
From The Publisher: Lens of War grew out of an invitation to leading historians of
the Civil War to select and reflect upon a single photograph. Each could
choose any image and interpret it in personal and scholarly terms. The
result is a remarkable set of essays by twenty-seven scholars whose
numerous volumes on the Civil War have explored military, cultural,
political, African American, women’s, and environmental history.
The essays describe a wide array of photographs and present an eclectic
approach to the assignment, organized by topic: Leaders, Soldiers,
Civilians, Victims, and Places. Readers will rediscover familiar
photographs and figures examined in unfamiliar ways, as well as discover
little-known photographs that afford intriguing perspectives. All the
images are reproduced with exquisite care. Readers fascinated by the
Civil War will want this unique book on their shelves, and lovers of
photography will value the images and the creative, evocative
reflections offered in these essays.
Berry, William A. Blair, Stephen Cushman, Gary W. Gallagher, J. Matthew
Gallman, Judith A. Giesberg, Joseph T. Glatthaar, Thavolia Glymph, Earl
J. Hess, Harold Holzer, Caroline E. Janney, James Marten, Kathryn
Shively Meier, Megan Kate Nelson, Susan Eva O’Donovan, T. Michael
Parrish, Ethan S. Rafuse, Carol Reardon, James I. Robertson Jr., Jane E.
Schultz, Aaron Sheehan-Dean, Brooks D. Simpson, Daniel E. Sutherland,
Emory M. Thomas, Elizabeth R. Varon, Joan Waugh, Steven E. Woodworth
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