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Wert, Jeffry D.

Summary: "Before the Civil War, America had undergone a technological revolution that made large-scale industry possible, yet, except for the expanding reach of railroads and telegraph lines, the country remained largely rural, with only pockets of small manufacturing. Then the war came and woke the sleeping giant. The Civil War created a wave of unprecedented industrial growth and development,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.7 WER

Levine, Bruce C.

Summary: Levine presents a gripping chronicle of the cultural and economic upheaval the South experienced during and after the Civil War. Drawing upon a treasure trove of diaries, letters, newspaper articles, and government documents, Levine offers a unique perspective on the old South's demise through the voices of those who lived through the conflict.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2013

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.713 LEV

Adams, Charles

Summary: Adams uses documents from foreign (primarily British) and domestic observers to state that the South was exercising the rights laid out in the Declaration of Independence against a fiscally-quarrelsome and commercial North, rather than maintaining lofty moral principles of slavery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.711 ADA

Lowenstein, Roger

Summary: "In Ways and Means, journalist Roger Lowenstein reveals the unlikely story of how Abraham Lincoln used the urgency of financing the Civil War to transform a union of states into one united nation. Through a financial lens, he explores how this second American revolution, led by Lincoln, his cabinet, and his congress, changed the direction of the country"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2022

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

Montero, David

Summary: "In his timely historical work The Stolen Wealth of Slavery, Emmy Award-nominated journalist David Montero follows the trail of the massive wealth amassed from the transatlantic slave trade by Northern corporations in America. It has long been maintained by many that the North wasn't complicit in the horrors of slavery, that the forced bondage and exploitation of Black people was primarily a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Legacy Lit, Hachette Book Group 2024

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Barney, William L

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Summary: "Rebels in the Making narrates and interprets secession in the fifteen slave states in 1860-1861. It is a political history informed by the socio-economic structures of the South and the varying forms they took across the region. It explains how a small minority of Southern radicals exploited the hopes and fears of Southern whites over slavery after Lincoln's election in November of 1860 to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2020

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

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: Even today, almost 150 years after Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, unexpected secrets and little-known stories continue to emerge from Civil War history. In the cavalry charge at Mine Creek in Kansas, it took only 30 minutes for 2,800 Union troops to defeat an enemy force more than double in size, and yet, few people have heard of it. The same can be said of a Confederate raid on...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2008

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD SEC

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

Summary: Even today, almost 150 years after Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, unexpected secrets and little-known stories continue to emerge from Civil War history. In the cavalry charge at Mine Creek in Kansas, it took only 30 minutes for 2,800 Union troops to defeat an enemy force more than double in size, and yet, few people have heard of it. The same can be said of a Confederate raid on...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD SEC

Fields-Black, Edda L.

Summary: "In the spring and summer of 1863, as the outcome of the Civil War, and with it the fate of the nation, hung in the balance, Union forces struggled to capture the offensive. One promising place was along the coastal waters of South Carolina. A year and a half earlier, the Union Navy had taken the port cities of Port Royal and Beaufort, where the Union then made plans to attack the expansive...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 FIE

Lapati, JoAnna

Summary: "Through scratchboard art and quotes from the subject's letters, this picture book biography follows the life of Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, who served in the Union army disguised as a man. Back matter materials include an author's note, two glossaries, recommended reading, a timeline of events, and additional historical information"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WAK

Hyde, Thomas W. (Thomas Worcester)

Summary: "Thomas W. Hyde, a native of Maine who rose rapidly through the Union ranks and eventually received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Antietam, published his portrait of the Army of the Potomac in 1894. Following the Greek Cross tells the story of an illustrious army unit and offers rare glimpses into the Northern perspective on the war. One of the most cited - and most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of South Carolina Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7441 HYD

Matteson, John

Summary: "Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Matteson illuminates three harrowing months of the Civil War and their ineradicable legacy for America. In December 1862, the Battle of Fredericksburg shattered Union forces and threatened to break apart Abraham Lincoln's government. Five extraordinary individuals experienced Fredericksburg's cataclysmic repercussions - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Walt...

Format: text

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

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

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

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

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

Casamer, Douglas M.

Summary: The Michigan 22nd Infantry regiment was instrumental in making the outcome of the Civil War a Union victory. Included is a study of the 1,610 men who fought in this regiment. Fought in and around the following battles; Chickamauga; Lookout Mountain; Chattanooga; Lost Mountain; Kennesaw Mountain; Chattahoochee River; Peach Tree Creek; Jonesboro; Atlanta. Formed at Pontiac, Michigan and mustered...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Casamer Publishing 2006

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1 available in Reference, Call number: R GEN 973.7474 CAS

Raines, Howell

Summary: "A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist reveals the little-known story of the Union soldiers from Alabama who played a decisive role in the Civil War, and how they were scrubbed from the history books. We all know how the Civil War was won: by courageous Yankees who triumphed over the South. But as veteran journalist Howell Raines shows, it was not only soldiers from Northern states who helped...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2023

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

Jarrow, Gail

Summary: "...explores the science and grisly history of U.S. Civil War medicine, using actual medical cases and first-person accounts by soldiers, doctors, and nurses."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane 2020

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Egerton, Douglas R

Summary: Almost immediately after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, abolitionists began to call for the raising of black regiments. The South and most of the North responded with outrage. Southerners vowed to enslave black soldiers captured in battle, while many northerners claimed that blacks lacked the courage to fight. Yet Boston's Brahmins, always eager for a moral crusade,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2016

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

Hamilton, Richard L.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: R. L. Hamilton 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7475 HAM

Jordan, Brian Matthew

Summary: "From a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a pathbreaking history of the Civil War centered on a regiment of immigrants and their brutal experience of the conflict. Brian Matthew Jordan's Marching Home, a "powerful exploration" (Washington Post) of the fates of Union veterans, vaulted him into the first rank of Civil War historians. Now, in A Thousand May Fall, Jordan sends us trundling along dusty roads...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2021

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Abbott, Karen

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Summary: "The never-before-told story of four real-life women who risked everything to take on a life of espionage during the Civil War"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.7 ABB

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Hist Wom Abbott

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2007

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

Catton, Bruce

Summary: This is the story of Lincoln's famous army of the Potomac during the early years of the Civil War, when it was under the command of General George B. McClellan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1951

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

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