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Shook over Hell: Post-Traumatic Stress, Vietnam, and the Civil War

by Dean Jr., Eric T.
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Issue: Summer 1999
ISBN: 0674806522

This work argues that despite receiving an exuberant homecoming, many Civil War veterans suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, much like their Vietnam War counterparts. Dean challenges the belief that returning to a grateful nation lessens the mental strain on combatants.

review of Shook over Hell: Post-Traumatic Stress, Vietnam, and the Civil War, by Dean Jr., Eric T., Civil War Book Review, (Summer 1999).