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By Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai

The elite younger males who inhabited northern antebellum states--the New Brahmins--developed their management classification id in keeping with the time period "character": an idealized inner normal of habit consisting most significantly of informed, self sufficient suggestion and selfless motion. With its detailed concentrate on Union honor, nationalism, and masculinity, Northern Character addresses the motivating elements of those younger college-educated Yankees who rushed into the military to take their position on the leading edge of the Union's war.

This social and highbrow heritage tells the hot Brahmins' tale from the campus to the battlefield and, for the lucky ones, domestic back. Northern Character examines how those sturdy and ethical "men of personality" interacted with universal infantrymen and confronted conflict, reacted to seeing the South and actual southerners, and approached race, Reconstruction, and Reconciliation.

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