The battle at Antietam Creek, the bloodiest day of the American Civil War, left more than 23,000 men dead, wounded, or missing. Facing the aftermath were the men, women, and children living in the village of Sharpsburg and on surrounding farms. In Too Afraid to Cry, Kathleen Ernst recounts the dramatic experiences of these Maryland citizens--stories that have never been told--and also examines the complex political web holding together Unionists and Secessionists, many of whom lived under the same roofs in this divided countryside.
Kathleen A. Ernst, a Maryland native, is a graduate of Antioch University and the author of numerous articles in magazines . Thankfully, there are notable exceptions, this fine volume being one of them. Too Afraid to Cry" is written from "the bottom up", so to speak
Kathleen A. Ernst, a Maryland native, is a graduate of Antioch University and the author of numerous articles in magazines such as Civil War Times Illustrated and America's Civil War. She lives in Wisconsin. Too Afraid to Cry" is written from "the bottom up", so to speak. It starts and ends from the individual citizen or soldier's perspective. What Gen So-n-So did might be noted to provide context, but the focus is always on making clear the hell that war is, and the hell these Western Maryland people lived through. This stuff tends to get whitewashed in Civil War literature.
Ted Alexander, Park Historian, Antietam National Battlefield
Ted Alexander, Park Historian, Antietam National Battlefield. A masterful blend of military and social history that should be read by everyone. Michael Russert, The Civil War News. A book of unusual merit. At the request of the Antietam National Battlefield Park, Kathleen Ernst provided a signed, personalized, hardcover copy of Too Afraid to Cry for the time capsule the park buried in 2012-to be opened in fifty years on the 200th anniversary of the battle. Bestselling author Kathleen Ernst writes award-winning mysteries, historical fiction, and non-fiction for adults and young readers.
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By Kathleen A. First study of the Antietam campaign from the perspective of civilians. Whatever their experiences may have been, their stories-told for the first time in Too Afraid to Cry-are no less important than those of the soldiers who marched through their cornfields, and are essential to a full understanding of the Civil War. And, for those who think war is a glorious affair, this will reaffirm the point that war is something to be avoided at all costs as it affects not just soldiers, but the innocent inhabitants caught up in its fury.
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Too Afraid to Cry: Maryland Civilians in the Antietam Campaign. Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Books, 2007. Frassanito, William A. Antietam: The Photographic Legacy of America's Bloodiest Day. New York: Scribner’s, 1978
Too Afraid to Cry: Maryland Civilians in the Antietam Campaign. New York: Scribner’s, 1978. Gallagher, Gary . ed. Antietam: Essays on the 1862 Maryland Campaign. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1989. Ernst contributes to this positive development by showing how the people of Maryland's Washington and . The book's flaws come not so much with its concept as in its execution. Ernst contributes to this positive development by showing how the people of Maryland's Washington and Frederick Counties coped with the havoc that enveloped them in September 1862. Most notably, Ernst tends to ramble, and her descriptions of people and events often seem little more than swirls of vignettes and quotations.