Cambridge University Press
In her new monograph, War Stuff, Joan E. Cashin argues that white Southern civilians lost the contest with the Confederate and Federal field armies over material and human resources. At first Unionists and secessionists generally cooperated with their respective armies to provide goods—chiefly food, timber, and housing—and services, such as labor and spying. In doing so, they drew upon the prewar “communalist” ethics of sharing, resource stewardship, and nature appreciation, which Cashin finds among antebellum white Southerners and Northerners alike.
Shively, Kathryn J.
"War Stuff: The Struggle for Human and Environmental Resources in the American Civil War,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 20
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol20/iss3/22