APUSH - Binder and Reimers Romanticism of War

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Mehmet Bayram APUSH 1 May 14, 2007 1. In their introduction to the chapter, B & R note the “romanticism of war”. Compare and contrast the romanticism of war to the reality of war. Why does this romantic view of the Civil War persist? Although the Civil War was one of the deadliest wars the United States of fought in, it was still romanticized because a soldier would be fighting for ones country. In this case, the soldier would be fighting for one-half of his country, but he would also be fighting the other half. If you died for your country, you would gain glory, and this glory would be endless. Due to the conditions that the soldiers were put through, many died of disease and sickness than in battle. Many soldiers and officers had never seen a gunshot throughout all of the Civil War. The prisons that the captured enemies were put into were also filthy. More soldiers died of sickness and disease in prisons and on the battlefield than they did by real action. The newspapers during the Civil War added to the romanticized view of the War.
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2010 for the course HISTORY APUSH taught by Professor Billiamvech during the Spring '06 term at Beacon FL.

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