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Halls, Kelly Milner

Summary: "Have you ever wondered what life was like for individuals and families living through the Civil War? Learn about what their days consisted of, what they ate and wore, and more!"--Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo Publishing 2015

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Faust, Drew Gilpin.

Summary: An illuminating study of the American struggle to comprehend the meaning and practicalities of death in the face of the unprecedented carnage of the Civil War. During the war, approximately 620,000 soldiers lost their lives. An equivalent proportion of today's population would be six million. This book explores the impact of this enormous death toll from every angle: material, political,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2008

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.7 Faust

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973.71 FAU

Manning, Chandra

Summary: Even before shots were fired at Fort Sumter, slaves recognized that their bondage was at the root of the war, and they began running to the Union army. By the war's end, nearly half a million had taken refuge behind Union lines in improvised "contraband camps". These were crowded and dangerous places, with conditions approaching those of a humanitarian crisis, yet families and individuals took...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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

Bynum, Victoria E.

Summary: Between late 1863 and mid-1864, an armed band of Confederate deserters battled Confederate cavalry in the Piney Woods region of Jones County, Mississippi. Calling themselves the Knight Company after their captain, Newton Knight, and aided by women, slaves, and children who spied on the Confederacy and provided food and shelter, they set up headquarters in the swamps of the Leaf River. There,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976 BYN

Jordan, Brian Matthew

Summary: Examines the fate of Union veterans who won the American Civil War, but could not bear the resulting peace.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.8 JOR

Monson, Marianne

Summary: North, South, black, white, Native American, immigrant-- the women in these micro biographies were wives, mothers, sisters and friends whose purposes ranged from supporting husbands and sons during wartime to counseling President Lincoln on strategy. Monson brings to light the incredible stories of women from the Civil War that remain relevant to our nation today. -- Adapted from jacket

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shadow Mountain 2018

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

Buhk, Tobin T.

Summary: Shows how the American Civil War created new opportunities for crime from revenge against personal enemies, counterfeiting, plunder, and abuse to massacre, and discusses the draft riot in Detroit, the Fort pillow Massacre, the rebel plot to burn New York City, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stackpole Books 2012

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.711 BUH

Frank, Lisa Tendrich (EDT)

Summary: Covers the role of women in the Civil War, from battlefield to home front.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ABC-CLIO 2008

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2 available in Reference, Call number: R 973.7082 WOM V1
Call number: R 973.7082 WOM V2

Adams, Michael C. C.

Summary: Drawing on letters and soldier memoirs, examines the human cost of the Civil War, from the daily distresses faced by soldiers to the psychological damage survivors experienced.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Johns Hopkins University Press 2014

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Glymph, Thavolia

Summary: "Historians of the Civil War often speak of "wars within a war"--the military fight, wartime struggles on the home front, and the political and moral battle to preserve the Union and end slavery. In this broadly conceived book, Thavolia Glymph provides acomprehensive new history of women's roles and lives in the Civil War--North and South, white and black, slave and free--showing how women were...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The University of North Carolina Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7082 GLY

Ward, Andrew

Summary: The first narrative history of the Civil War as told by the very people it freed. Historian of nineteenth-century and African-American history Andrew Ward weaves together hundreds of interviews, diaries, letters, and memoirs. Here is the Civil War as seen from slave quarters, kitchens, roadsides, swamps, and fields. Body servants, army cooks and launderers, runaways, teamsters, and gravediggers...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Co. 2008

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2007

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

Cooke, Tim

Summary: "Approaches the topic of the Civil War from the perspective of those fighting in it"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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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

Brackman, Barbara.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: C&T Pub. 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7082 BRA

Clinton, Catherine

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.K. Hall 2000

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973.71 CLI

Goldfield, David R.

Summary: In this spellbinding new history, David Goldfield offers the first major new interpretation of the Civil War era since James M. McPherson's "Battle Cry of Freedom." Where past scholars have limned the war as a triumph of freedom, Goldfield sees it as America's greatest failure: the result of a breakdown caused by the infusion of evangelical religion into the public sphere. As the Second Great...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Press 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.7 GOL

Hambly, Barbara.

Summary: Two women--southerner Susanna Ashford and northerner Cora Poole--exchange letters throughout the Civil War, writing about the ordeal of a familiar world torn apart by tragedy, about books and art, about loss and longing, about their future and the future of their country, about love, about being a woman in nineteenth-century America, about friendship, and about the triumphant resilience of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2009

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Hambley 2009

Otfinoski, Steven

Summary: "This book details major events of the U.S. Civil War, as well as the war's cultural impact"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2017

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

Williams, David

Summary: "A People's History of the Civil War is "bottom up" history, illustrated with little-known anecdotes and first-person testimony. David Williams brings to life the brutal, mundane experiences of the war - such as the mutilated bodies which, in the words of one soldier, lay "thick as autumn leaves" over the fields after every major battle - and the harsh realities of battlefield medicine and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2005

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

Taylor, Paul

Summary: "This book in the Civil War in the North series examines the Union League movement and its influence on the Northern home front in the Civil War."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kent State University Press 2018

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

Jenkins, Sally.

Summary: "From 1863 to 1965, residents of Jones County, Mississippi engaged in an insurrection against the Confederacy that would have repercussions far beyond the scope of the Civil War. Their defiance became legendary, and the line between fact and fiction faded with each passing year. Until now..."--jacket cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7472 JEN

Phillips, Christopher

Summary: In The Rivers Ran Backward, historian Christopher Phillips sheds light on the fluid regional identities of the "Middle Border" states during the Civil War era. Far from forming a fixed and static boundary between the North and South, the border states experienced fierce internal conflicts over their political and social loyalties. White supremacy and widespread support for the existence of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 PHI

Linderman, Gerald F.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 1987

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

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