Book ID: CBB785969372

Heavy Laden: Union Veterans, Psychological Illness, and Suicide (2018)


Larry M. Logue (Author)
Blanck, Peter David (Author)

Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2018
Physical Details: 278
Language: English

The psychological aftereffects of war are not just a modern-day plight. Following the Civil War, numerous soldiers returned with damaged bodies or damaged minds. Drawing on archival materials including digitized records for more than 70,000 white and African-American Union army recruits, newspaper reports, and census returns, Larry M. Logue and Peter Blanck uncover the diversity and severity of Civil War veterans' psychological distress. Their findings concerning the recognition of veterans' post-traumatic stress disorders, treatment programs, and suicide rates will inform current studies on how to effectively cope with this enduring disability in former soldiers. This compelling book brings to light the continued sacrifices of men who went to war.

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Review Libra Hilde (2020) Review of "Heavy Laden: Union Veterans, Psychological Illness, and Suicide". Journal of American History (pp. 753-754). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Devine, Shauna
Lande, R. Gregory
York, Sarah
Hasegawa, Guy R.
Bell, Andrew McIlwaine
Weaver, John
Social History of Medicine
Journal of Social History
Health and History
Asclepio: Archivo Iberoamericano de Historia de la Medicina
History of Psychiatry
University of North Carolina Press
Southern Illinois University Press
Louisiana State University Press
University of Western Ontario (Canada)
University of Georgia Press
Medicine and the military; medicine in war
Mental disorders and diseases
Disabilities; disability; accessibility
Griesinger, Wilhelm
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
21st century
20th century, late
18th century
20th century, early
United States
Great Britain
Southern states (U.S.)
Québec (Canada)

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