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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Authors & Contributors
Riaud, Xavier
Dyde, Sean
Tuten, James H.
Hilde, Libra Rose
York, Sarah
Weaver, John
Journal of Social History
Social History of Medicine
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
Health and History
University of Virginia Press
University of Tennessee
University of Georgia Press
University of North Carolina Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
New York University Press
Medicine and the military; medicine in war
Mental disorders and diseases
Disabilities; disability; accessibility
Griesinger, Wilhelm
United States
Southern states (U.S.)
Great Britain
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
21st century
18th century
20th century, late

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