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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

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.7 MCD

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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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

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

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

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B MEAGHER EGA

Shepard, Ray Anthony

Summary: Here is the riveting dual biography of two little-known but extraordinary men in Civil War history George E. Stephens and James Henry Gooding. These Union soldiers not only served in the Massachusetts 54th Infantry, the well-known black regiment, but were also war correspondents who published eyewitness reports of the battlefields. Their dispatches told the truth of their lives at camp, their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, An Imprint of Highlights 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 973.7 SHE

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Great DVD 759 World 2010

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Johnson, Clint

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: John F. Blair, Publisher 2001

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

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

Sharfstein, Daniel J.

Summary: "Chronicles the epic clash between General Oliver Otis Howard, who took on a mission in the Pacific Northwest to force Native Americans onto reservations, and the Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph, who refused to leave his ancestral land"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979 SHA

Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 HIS
Call number: DVD 709 HIS

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

Adams, Richard

Summary: Examines the events of the Civil War through the eyes of General Robert E. Lee's closest companion and devoted horse, Traveller.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1988

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ADA

Gingrich, Newt.

Summary: Newt Gingrich, former Congressman and student of Civil War history, has written an astounding book giving us an alternate history of the Civil War. On July 10th, 1863, Baltimore is in the hands of the Army of Northern Virginia under the command of Robert E. Lee. Shattered remnants of the defeated Army of the Potomac have fallen back into Washington. Six days earlier, General Ulysses S. Grant...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2004

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC GIN

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

DeVito, Carlo.

Summary: "The poignant, personal, and unbelievably true story of Mrs. Robert E. Lee and General Montgomery Meigs, and the founding of the Arlington National Cemetery, in the midst of America's greatest struggle--the Civil War"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 975 DEV

Keith, LeeAnna

Summary: "A history of antiracist and abolitionist activism in the Civil War-era Republican Party"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hill and Wang, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2020

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

Seidule, Ty

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Summary: "In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule's Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy-and explores why some of this country's oldest wounds have never healed. Ty Seidule grew up revering Robert E. Lee. From his southern childhood to his service in the U.S. Army, every part of his life...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2020

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

Glatthaar, Joseph T.

Summary: General Robert E. Lee's army was a surprise to almost everyone: With daring early victories and an invasion into the North, they nearly managed to convince the North to give up the fight. Astonishingly, after 150 years of scholarship, there are still some major surprises about the Army of Northern Virginia. Historian Joseph T. Glatthaar draws on sources assembled over two decades--from letters...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2008

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Reeves, John

Summary: In the spring of 1864, President Lincoln feared that he might not be able to save the Union. The Army of the Potomac had performed poorly over the previous two years, and many Northerners were understandably critical of the war effort. Lincoln assumed he'd lose the November election, and he firmly believed a Democratic successor would seek peace immediately, spelling an end to the Union. A Fire...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.736 REE

Summary: This series covers history from 3500 B.C. to the 1780's. This course analyzes civilizations by looking at their geographic and political environments, their technologies, economies, social institutions, and cultural achievements. Students will look at history from new perspectives, come to understand the connections between human beings despite time and distance, and appreciate the lasting...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1995

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 WOR
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 1
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 2
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 3

Bordewich, Fergus M.

Summary: Chronicles the 1850s appeals of Western territories to join the Union as slave or free states, profiling period balances in the Senate, Henry Clay's attempts at compromise, and the border crisis between New Mexico and Texas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.64 BOR

Walsh, George

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Forge 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7455 WAL

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