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Sustainability Short Essay Exam (60 points)
The Sustainability Short Essay Exam pertains to two chapters from Feasted Landscapes, Vol. 1. You are to read Unit 4, Chapter 10, “Food Riots in the Confederacy,” and Unit 4, Chapter 11, “The Work of the U.S. Sanitary Commission.” To complete the exam, answer the questions from the essay prompt below and provide a response of 2-3 paragraphs with complete sentences. You must submit your short essay as a word document or pdf attachment in eCampus. The Sustainability Short Essay Exam is due Saturday, May 9th at 10 p.m. CST.
Compare and contrast the Confederate (South) and Union (North) home fronts. What caused the food shortages in the Confederacy during the Civil War? How did food shortages affect Confederate morale? What role did southern women partake in confronting such food crises? In the North, how did the U.S. Sanitary Commission come to fruition? In what ways did northern civilians support and sustain the Union cause? How were northern women involved in the war effort?