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Songs of the Civil War (1960)

by Irwin Silber

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The people, yes, the people,
Move eternally in the elements of surprise,
Changing from hammer to bayonet and back to hammer,
The hallelujah chorus forever shifting its star soloists.
   Carl Sandburg, The People Yes
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To Sylvia
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Preface to the Dover Edition [1995]
Much has changed since 1959. The typewriter on which that earlier manuscript was brought to life has long since been replaced by a computer, and the view from my office window is that of Lake Merritt in the heart of Oakland rather than the Williamsburg Bridge in downtown Manhattan.
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The Civil War, that great fratricidal conflict which played such a decisive role in shaping our history and our national consciousness, exists no longer in the first-hand memories of living men.
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Mid-nineteenth-century America was an age of unabashed sentiment -- and the most popular songs of the Civil War were equally divided between stirring calls to martial valor and heart-rending appeals to such human sentiments as mother love, the tragedy of separation in wartime, the heroism of the young, and the bravery of the doomed.
p. 115, "Weeping Sad and Lonely"
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A collection of songs sung during the Civil War.

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