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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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Bolden, Tonya

Summary: Essie, a young black woman in 1880s Savannah, is offered the opportunity to leave her shameful past and be transformed into an educated, high-society woman in Washington, D.C.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC BOL

Hakim, Joy.

Summary: A history of the Reconstruction period and the movements of reform, immigration, industrialization, and urbanization.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.8 HAK

Summary: "An incisive and illuminating analysis of the enduring legacy of the post-Civil War period known as Reconstruction--a comprehensive story of Black Americans' struggle for human rights and dignity and the failure of the nation to fulfill its promises of freedom, citizenship, and justice"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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Harris, Duchess

Summary: "After the American Civil War ended in 1865, many former slaves needed aid. The Freedmen's Bureau provided schools, medical treatment, and other aid to former slaves and other refugees. The Freedmen's Bureau explores the bureau's history and its legacy."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library , an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.714 HAR

Levine, Robert S. (Robert Steven)

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "The absorbing narrative of Frederick Douglass's heated struggle with President Andrew Johnson reveals a new perspective on Reconstruction's demise. When Andrew Johnson rose to the presidency after Abraham Lincoln's assassination, African Americans were optimistic that Johnson would pursue aggressive federal policies for Black equality. Just a year earlier, Johnson had cast himself as a "Moses"...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2021

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Roberts, Cokie.

Summary: Documents the experiences, influence, and contributions of the women of Washington, D.C., during the American Civil War.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

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

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

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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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GALLOWAY, ABRAHAM Cecelski

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Focuses on the life and loves of the beautiful and selfish Scarlett O'Hara. The story begins on the O'Haras' Georgia plantation of Tara in antebellum days and moves through the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 1998

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD GON RATED G

Summary: "The defeat of the Confederacy and the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865 brought about the final destruction of slavery in the United States. Americans were confronted for the first time with the possibility of creating a republic dedicated to the principle of racial equality. What followed over the next twelve years was one of the most complex, inspiring, and ultimately tragic...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.8 REC

Summary: Focuses on the life and loves of the beautiful and selfish Scarlett O'Hara. The story begins on the O'Hara's Georgia plantation of Tara in antebellum days and moves through the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2004

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3 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA GON

Summary: This video is part of an acclaimed series from The History Channel that chronicles the American Civil War. The series uses archival photographs, diaries, articles, re-enactments, and scholarly commentary to tell the story of the War Between the States. This program profiles the enigmatic Union general called “Little Mac” by his men. McClellan's soldiers were highly skilled but seldom fought,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1997

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Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2007

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Foner, Eric.

Summary: This new examination of the years of Emancipation and Reconstruction during and immediately following the Civil War emphasizes the era's political and cultural meaning for today's America. Historian Foner overturns numerous assumptions growing out of the traditional understanding of the period, which is based almost exclusively on white sources and shaped by (often unconscious) racism. He...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.8 FON

Summary: This program examines the impact of slavery and the Civil War in the West. Viewers learn about “Bleeding Kansas,” the “Gettysburg of the West,” and how the end of the fighting brought on the beginning of the military campaign against Indians. Included are portrayals of individuals who resisted federal authority, such as Brigham Young and Black Kettle.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1996

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Summary: This is the story of a heroine - perhaps not a traditional heroine, for one would not necessarily look upon a young, frail-of-health, free black woman from a well-to-do Philadelphia family in Civil War times as someone who would implicitly inspire the word “heroine.” But then Charlotte Forten was an extraordinary young woman. As a part of President Lincoln’s “great experiment”, she journeyed...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1985

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Summary: The History Channel’s acclaimed series, Civil War Journal, takes viewers beyond the battles and into the personal stories of the War Between the States. Drawing on diaries, photographs and dramatic re-enactments, the intimate side of the epic conflict is exposed. This program chronicles how in 1862 the ironclads USS Monitor and CSS Virginia (formerly the USS Merrimac) clash, changing naval...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1997

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Polites, Taylor

Summary: Augusta Branson was born into antebellum Southern nobility during a time of wealth and prosperity, but now all that is gone, and she is left standing in the ashes of a broken civilization. When her scalawag husband dies suddenly of a mysterious blood plague, she must fend for herself and her young son. Slowly she begins to wake to the reality of her new life: her social standing is stained by...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Roberts, Cokie.

Summary: In this engrossing and informative companion to her New York Times bestsellers Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, Cokie Roberts marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War by offering a riveting look at Washington, D.C. and the experiences, influence, and contributions of its women during this momentous period of American history. With the outbreak of the Civil War, the small, social...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins Publishers 2015

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Summary: The History Channel’s acclaimed series, Civil War Journal, takes viewers beyond the battles and into the personal stories of the War Between the States. Drawing on diaries, photographs and dramatic re-enactments, the intimate side of the epic conflict is exposed. This program recounts how General Ulysses S. Grant's Union forces bombarded and starved the town of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1996

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Summary: The History Channel’s acclaimed series, Civil War Journal, takes viewers beyond the battles and into the personal stories of the War Between the States. Drawing on diaries, photographs and dramatic re-enactments, the intimate side of the epic conflict is exposed. This episode examines President Lincoln’s appointment of General Ulysses S. Grant as commander of the Union Army.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1997

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Summary: This episode of Reconstruction shows how, in just a few years, a series of stunning events - the Emancipation Proclamation, the Fourteenth Amendment granting ex-slaves citizenship in 1868, the enfranchisement of blacks the following year - reversed centuries-old patterns of race relations in America. People who for generations had been the property of others were now free to run their own lives.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2004

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Ball, Edward

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "An examination of the history of the author's family and its ties to white supremacist movements."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2020

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