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"A finely crafted study that adds significantly to our understanding of how the War for the Union changed Americas understanding of itself. . . . Deserves a wide audience."-George M. Fredrickson, author of The Inner Civil War: Northern Intellectuals and the Crisis of the Union
"An original and important study."-David W. Blight, author of Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory
"Should take its place among the important studies of the wartime North."-J. Matthew Gallman, author of The North Fights the Civil War: The Home Front