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dc.contributor.authorMadway, Lorraine
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-01T16:51:13Z
dc.date.available2013-10-01T16:51:13Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationMadway, Lorraine. 2012. Purveying Patriotic Pageantry: The Civil War Sanitary Fairs in New York. -- New York History 93.4 (Fall 2012): 268-301en_US
dc.identifier.issn0146-437x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/6515
dc.description© 2012 by The New York State Historical Association. Posted on SOAR with the right holder permission.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the five Civil War sanitary fairs that took place in New York State from December 1863 to April 1864. More fairs were held in New York than any other state, not surprising since it was the largest, most populated, wealthiest, and most powerful state in the Union. These fairs, which were elaborate spectacles of consumption and entertainment, served the practical function of providing funds for medical supplies and other necessary materials for the Union army. The article analyzes the rich visual culture of New York’s fairs to illustrate how these pageants effectively garnered public support for the war effort and helped to redefine the meaning of nationhood during the conflict. The article also demonstrates the essential role women played in organizing and executing the sanitary fairs.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe New York State Historical Associationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNew York History;v.93.4 (Fall 2012)
dc.subjectNew York--Historyen_US
dc.subjectUnited States—History—Civil War, 1861-1865en_US
dc.subjectCivil Waren_US
dc.subjectSanitary Fairsen_US
dc.titlePurveying Patriotic Pageantry: The Civil War Sanitary Fairs in New Yorken_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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