Civil War Non-fiction Book List


by: Blanton, DeAnne,
They fought like demons : women soldiers in the American Civil War /
Louisiana State University Press, c2002.
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by: Faust, Drew Gilpin.
Mothers of invention : women of the slaveholding South in the American Civil War /
University of North Carolina Press, c1996.
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by: Leonard, Elizabeth D.
All the daring of the soldier : women of the Civil War armies /
Penguin Books, 2001.
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by: Stout, Harry S.
Upon the altar of the nation : a moral history of the American Civil War /
Viking, 2006.
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by: Faust, Drew Gilpin.
This republic of suffering : death and the American Civil War /
Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
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View DescriptionAn 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 todays population would be six million. This book explores the impact of this enormous death toll from every angle: material, political, intellectual, and spiritual. Historian Faust delineates the ways death changed not only individual lives but the life of the nation and its understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. She describes how survivors mourned and how a deeply religious culture struggled to reconcile the slaughter with its belief in a benevolent God, and reconceived its understanding of life after death.–From publisher description.
by: Eicher, David J.,
The longest night : a military history of the Civil War /
Simon & Schuster, c2001.
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by: Furgurson, Ernest B.,
Freedom rising : Washington in the Civil War /
Alfred A. Knopf :Distributed by Random House, 2004.
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by: Tobin, Jacqueline,
Hidden in plain view : the secret story of quilts and the underground railroad /
Doubleday, 1999.
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by: Tobin, Jacqueline,
From Midnight to Dawn : the last tracks of the underground railroad /
Doubleday, c2007.
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View DescriptionThe Underground Railroad was the passage to freedom for many slaves, but it was rife with dangers. While there were dedicated conductors and safe houses, there were also arduous nights in the mountains and days in threatening towns. For those who made it to Midnight, the code name given to Detroit, the Detroit River became their Jordan. And Canada became the Promised Land where they could live freely in black settlements, one known as Dawn, under the protection of British law. This book presents the men and women who established the Railroad and the people who traveled it. Some are well known, like Harriet Tubman and John Brown, but there are equally heroic, less familiar figures here as well. The book evokes the turmoil and controversies of the time, including the furor over Uncle Toms Cabin, congressional confrontations in Washington, and fierce disputes among black settlers in Canada.–From publisher description.
by: Bordewich, Fergus M.
Bound for Canaan : the underground railroad and the war for the soul of America /
Amistad, 2005.
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by: Boatner, Mark Mayo,
The Civil War dictionary /
McKay, c1988.
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by: Woodworth, Steven E.
Atlas of the Civil War /
Oxford University Press, c2004.
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by: Ward, Andrew,
The slaves war : the Civil War in the words of former slaves /
Houghton Mifflin Co., 2008.
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View DescriptionThe 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 bring the war to richly detailed life. From slaves theories about the causes of the Civil War to their frank assessments of major figures; from their searing memories of the carnage of battle to their often startling attitudes toward masters and liberators alike; and from their initial jubilation at the Yankee invasion of the slave South to the crushing disappointment of freedoms promise unfulfilled, this is a transformative vision of Americas second revolution.–From publisher description.
by: Trudeau, Noah Andre,
Like men of war : Black troops in the Civil War, 1862-1865 /
Little, Brown, c1998.
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by: McPherson, James M.
For cause and comrades : why men fought in the Civil War /
Oxford University Press, 1997.
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by: Klein, Maury,
Days of defiance : Sumter, secession, and the coming of the Civil War /
Knopf :Distributed by Random House, 1997.
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by: Egnal, Marc.
Clash of extremes : the economic origins of the Civil War /
Hill and Wang, 2009.
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by: Stampp, Kenneth M.
The causes of the Civil War,
Prentice-Hall [1974]
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by: Goodheart, Adam.
1861 : the Civil War awakening /
Alfred A. Knopf, c2011.
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View DescriptionAs the United States marks the 150th anniversary of our defining national drama, historian Adam Goodheart presents an original account of how the Civil War began. 1861 is an epic of courage and heroism beyond the battlefields. Early in that fateful year, a second American revolution unfolded, inspiring a new generation to reject their parents faith in compromise and appeasement, to do the unthinkable in the name of an ideal. It set Abraham Lincoln on the path to greatness and millions of slaves on the road to freedom. Goodheart takes us from the corridors of the White House to the slums of Manhattan, from the mouth of the Chesapeake to the deserts of Nevada, from Boston Common to Alcatraz Island, vividly evoking the Union at this moment of ultimate crisis and decision.–From publisher description.
by: Goodwin, Doris Kearns.
Team of rivals : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln /
Simon & Schuster, c2005.
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View DescriptionThis multiple biography is centered on Lincolns mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nations history. Historian Goodwin illuminates Lincolns political genius, as the one-term congressman rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals to become president. When Lincoln emerged as the victor at the Republican National Convention, his rivals were dismayed. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery led inexorably to civil war. That Lincoln succeeded, Goodwin demonstrates, was because of his extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives and desires. It was this that enabled Lincoln to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history, and marshal their talents to the task of preserving the Union.
by: Paludan, Phillip S.,
The presidency of Abraham Lincoln /
University Press of Kansas, c1994.
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by: White, Ronald C.
Lincolns greatest speech : the second inaugural /
Simon & Schuster, c2002.
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by: Boritt, G. S.,
The Gettysburg gospel : the Lincoln speech that nobody knows /
Simon & Schuster, c2006.
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by: Fredrickson, George M.,
Big enough to be inconsistent : Abraham Lincoln confronts slavery and race /
Harvard University Press, 2008.
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by: Wert, Jeffry D.
Mosbys Rangers /
Simon and Schuster, c1990.
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by: Davis, William C.,
Look away! : a history of the Confederate States of America /
Free Press, c2002.
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by: Davis, William C.,
An honorable defeat : the last days of the Confederate government /
Harcourt, c2001.
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by: Gallagher, Gary W.
The Confederate War /
Harvard University Press, 1997.
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Eyewitness to the Civil War : the complete history from secession to Reconstruction /
National Geographic, c2006.
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by: Foote, Shelby.
The Civil War, a narrative.
Random House [1958-74]
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by: McPherson, James M.
Battle cry of freedom : the Civil War era /
Oxford University Press, 1988.
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by: McPherson, James M.
This mighty scourge : perspectives on the Civil War /
Oxford University Press, 2007.
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by: McPherson, James M.
Drawn with the sword : reflections on the American Civil War /
Oxford University Press, 1996.
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by: Sears, Stephen W.
To the gates of Richmond : the peninsula campaign /
Ticknor & Fields, 1992.
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by: Davis, Burke,
To Appomattox : nine April days, 1865 /
Burford Books, 2002, c1959.
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by: Catton, Bruce,
A stillness at Appomattox /
Washington Square Press, c1953.
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by: Davis, Burke,
Shermans march / Burke Davis.
Random House, c1980.
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by: Bearss, Edwin C.
Fields of honor /
National Geographic, c2006.
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by: Daniel, Larry J.,
Shiloh : the battle that changed the Civil War /
Simon & Schuster, c1997.
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by: Furgurson, Ernest B.,
Not war but murder : Cold Harbor, 1864 /
Knopf, 2000.
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by: Sears, Stephen W.
Landscape turned red : the battle of Antietam /
Ticknor & Fields, 1983.
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by: Sears, Stephen W.
Gettysburg /
Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
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by: Furgurson, Ernest B.,
Chancellorsville 1863 : the souls of the brave /
Knopf :Distributed by Random House, c1992.
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by: Sears, Stephen W.
Chancellorsville /
Houghton-Mifflin Co., 1996.
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by: McPherson, James M.
Hallowed ground : a walk at Gettysburg /
Crown Publishers, c2003.
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by: Shaara, Jeff,
Jeff Shaaras Civil War battlefields : discovering Americas hallowed ground.
Ballantine Books, c2006.
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by: Perry, James M.
Touched with fire : five presidents and the Civil War battles that made them /
Public Affairs, c2003.
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by: Craughwell, Thomas J.,
Stealing Lincolns body /
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007.
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by: Horwitz, Tony,
Confederates in the attic : dispatches from the unfinished Civil War /
Pantheon Books, 1998.
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