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Cecelski, David S.

Summary: "Abraham H. Galloway (1837-70) was a fiery young slave rebel, radical abolitionist, and Union spy who rose out of bondage to become one of the most significant and stirring black leaders in the South during the Civil War. Throughout his brief, mercurial life, Galloway fought against slavery and injustice. He risked his life behind enemy lines, recruited black soldiers for the North, and fought...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2012

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McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: "No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom. With black-and-white illustrations throughout and a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHA

Stahr, Walter

Summary: "Walter Stahr, author of the ... bestseller Seward, now tells the amazing story of Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, the most powerful and controversial of the men close to the president. Stanton raised an army of a million men and directed it from his Washington telegraph office, with Lincoln often at his side. He arrested and imprisoned thousands for "war crimes," some serious and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 STANTON, EDWIN Sta

Egan, Timothy.

Summary: "From the National Book Award-winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan comes the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in nineteenth-century America. The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told throughthe improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 MEA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MEAGHER, THOMAS FRANCIS EGA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B MEAGHER EGA

Varon, Elizabeth R.

Summary: "Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House evokes a highly gratifying image in the popular mind-it was, many believe, a moment that transcended politics, a moment of healing, a moment of patriotism untainted by ideology. But as Elizabeth Varon reveals in this vividly narrated history, this rosy image conceals a seething debate over precisely what the surrender meant and what kind of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.738 VAR

Conroy, James B.

Summary: "Our One Common Country explores the most critical meeting of the Civil War. Given short shrift or overlooked by many historians, the Hampton Roads Conference of 1865 was a crucial turning point in the War between the States. In this well written and highly documented book, James B. Conroy describes in fascinating detail what happened when leaders from both sides came together to try to end the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Globe Pequot Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.738 CON

Moss, Marissa

Summary: Eager to fight for the North during the Civil War, Sarah Emma Edmonds joins a Michigan infantry regiment. She excels as a soldier, and she even takes on the grueling task of nursing the wounded. Because of her heroism, she is asked to become a spy, cross enemy lines, and infiltrate a Confederate camp. For her first mission, Sarah must once again disguise herself and rely on the kindness of...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books, Inc. 2022

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Wilkins, Ebony

Summary: "If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad answers all of kids' most important questions about the Underground Railroad."--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2022

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Gwynne, S. C. (Samuel C.)

Summary: "S.C. Gwynne's Hymns of the Republic addresses the period from Ulysses S. Grant's appointment as general of all Union armies in March 1864 to the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox a year later."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 GWY

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 GWY

Eighmey, Rae Katherine.

Summary: "Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen is a culinary biography unlike any before. The very assertion of the title--that Abraham Lincoln cooked--is fascinating and true. It's an insight into the everyday life of one of our nation's favorite and most esteemed presidents and a way to experience flavors and textures of the past. Eighmey solves riddles such as what type of barbecue could be served to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5973 EIG

Johnson, Martin P.

Summary: "Four score and seven years ago. Are any six words better known, of greater import, or from a more crucial moment in our nation's history? And yet after 150 years the dramatic and surprising story of how Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg Address has never been fully told. Until now. Martin Johnson's remarkable work of historical and literary detection illuminates a speech, a man, and a moment in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Univ Pr of Kansas 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7349 JOH

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