The American Civil War: A Handbook of Literature and Research

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series The Civil War is available, and the Smithsonian Institution has released the series Battles of the Civil War. Also, the Arts and Entertainment Network's Civil War Journal is available on tape. These are excellent studies using reenactments and compelling narrative.

The Civil War is perhaps the pivotal period in U.S. history; it changed the nation's life forever. The war occurred at the dawn of the age of photography. The Industrial Revolution and the technology it created made mass communication possible. These advancements have bestowed on later generations an amazing account of this great upheaval. We are the benefactors of this plethora of material. From glass plate photographic processes to artists' sketches, explicit maps, and fine art paintings, the Civil War has provided a window on the past as no previous period could or has done.


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Abell Sam, and Brian C. Pohanka. Distant Thunder: A Photographic Essay on the American Civil War. Charlottesville, VA: Thomasson-Grant, 1988.

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Allen Thomas B., and Sam Abell. The Blue and the Gray. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1992.

Barnard George N. Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign. New York: Dover Publications, 1977.

Catton Bruce. The American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War. New York: American Heritage, 1960.

Davis William C. Rebels and Yankees. 3 vols. New York: Smithmark Publishers, 1991.

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Donald David, et al. Divided We Fought: A Pictorial History of the War, 1861-1865. New York: Macmillan, 1952.

Forbes Edwin. Thirty Years After: An Artist's Story of the Great War. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1993.

Frassanito William A. Gettysburg: A Journey in Time. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1974.

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Gardner Alexander. Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War. New York: Dover Publications, 1959.

Grossman Julian. The Civil War: Battlefields and Campgrounds in the Art of Winslow Homer. New York: Abradale Press/Harry N. Abrams, 1991.

Guernsey Alfred H., and Henry Mills Alden, eds. Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War. New York: Fairfax Press, 1993.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Foreword James M. Mcpherson ix
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction Steven E. Woodworth xiii
  • Part I - General Secondary Sources 1
  • 1 - Surveys and Textbooks 3
  • Bibliography 9
  • 2 - General Reference Works 11
  • Bibliography 20
  • 3 - Bibliographies 23
  • Bibliography 27
  • 4 - Periodical Indexes 39
  • Bibliography 44
  • 5 - Genealogical Sources 46
  • Summary 52
  • Summary 52
  • Part II - General Primary Sources 57
  • 6 - Memoirs, Diaries, and Letters 59
  • Letters 73
  • 7 - Published Papers 75
  • Bibliography 83
  • 8 - Unpublished Manuscript Collections 85
  • Bibliography 94
  • Part III - Illustrative Materials 97
  • 9 - Maps, Charts, and Atlases 99
  • Bibliography 108
  • 10 - Photographs and Drawings 111
  • Bibliography 117
  • Part IV - Causation--Events Leading to the War 119
  • 11 - Slavery, Race, and Culture 121
  • Bibliography 128
  • 12 - Constitutional and Political Factors 131
  • Bibliography 141
  • 13 - Economic Factors 144
  • Bibliography 151
  • Part V - International Relations 155
  • 14 - Union International Relations 157
  • Bibliography 169
  • 15 - Confederate International Relations 177
  • Bibliography 184
  • Part VI - Leaders 187
  • 16 - Abraham Lincoln 189
  • Bibliography 200
  • 17 - Jefferson Davis 203
  • Bibliography 209
  • 18 - Union Civilian Leaders 216
  • Bibliography 225
  • 19 - Confederate Civilian Leaders 234
  • Bibliography 240
  • Part VII - Strategy and Tactics: Operations, Campaigns, and Battles 245
  • 20 - Eastern Theater 247
  • Bibliography 260
  • 21 - Western Theater 270
  • Bibliography 283
  • 22 - Trans-Mississippi Theater 287
  • Bibliography 295
  • 23 - War on Inland Waters 298
  • Bibliography 306
  • 24 - War at Sea 313
  • Bibliography 326
  • Part VIII - Conduct of the War 333
  • 25 - Leadership--Union Army Officers 335
  • Bibliography 341
  • 26 - Leadership--Confederate Army Officers 346
  • Bibliography 352
  • 27 - Leadership--Union Naval Officers 357
  • Bibliography 364
  • 28 - Leadership--Confederate Naval Officers 368
  • Bibliography 373
  • 29 - Modern War/Total War 379
  • Bibliography 387
  • 30 - Ordnance 390
  • Biblliography 400
  • 31 - Supplies 405
  • Conclusion 413
  • 32 - Intelligence Activities 419
  • Bibliography 428
  • 33 - Medical Activities 433
  • Suggested Areas for Future Research 445
  • 34 - Enlisted Soldiers 454
  • Bibliography 464
  • 35 - Prison Camps and Prisoners of War 466
  • Bibliography 475
  • Part IX - The Home Front 479
  • 36 - Northern State and Local Politics 481
  • Bibliography 490
  • 37 - Southern State and Local Politics 494
  • Bibliography 500
  • 38 - Industry, Agriculture, and the Economy 505
  • Bibliography 512
  • 39 - Northern Social Conditions 515
  • 40 - Southern Social Conditions 530
  • Bibliography 537
  • Part X - Reconstruction and Beyond 545
  • 41 - Southern Occupation 547
  • Bibliography 556
  • 42 - Economics 561
  • Bibliography 571
  • 43 - Emancipation, Freedmen, and the Freedmen's Bureau 576
  • Bibliography 584
  • 44 - Veterans' Organizations and Memories of the War 586
  • Notes 596
  • Part XI - Popular Media 601
  • 45 - Novels and Other Fictional Accounts 603
  • Conclusion 610
  • 46 - Films and Television 613
  • Bibliography 619
  • 47 - Musical and Narrative Recordings 620
  • Bibliography 657
  • Appendix - Publishers and Dealers of Civil War Literature 659
  • Index 679
  • Bout the Contributors 753
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