The American Civil War: A Handbook of Literature and Research

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the Confederacy, then the apparent staying power of Northern civilians certainly needs a similar degree of appreciation in explaining the triumph of the Union.

Two other areas that demand comprehensive attention for understanding morale are the connection between the war and the rise of mass industrial capitalism, and the war and the decline of public religion. Richard F. Bensel Yankee Leviathan: The Origins of Central State Authority in America, 1859-1879 ( 1990) has taken a number of the old responses to these issues and given them new life, but Bensel's work is really one of political economy rather than a history of the Civil War's impact on the economy, and though he gives the right signals, the path ahead remains to be explored. Similarly, Rose Victorian America and the Civil War is correct to see Northerners use the war to subsume the rising tide of religious doubt in the nineteenth century, but Rose is a cultural historian, and her handling of religious ideology is prone to generalization and fuzziness. Finally, the current explosion in studies of gender needs to move North, so that the sophistication with which Faust, Rable, Fox-Genovese, and others are currently reading the upside-downness of gender in the Southern Civil War roles can yield the same fruits concerning Northern men and women. It will be important, however, to keep such a focus from being too preoccupied with elite northeastern women at the expense of western farmers' wives, and to avoid a similar preoccupation with free black women while missing the even more desperate story of free black men. The questions are provocative, and the resources for answering them are rich. The answers may tell more than we ever could have thought about why the North--the civilian North--won the Civil War.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Aaron Daniel. The Unwritten War: American Writers and the Civil War. New York: Knopf, 1973.

Abbott Richard H. Cotton and Capital: Boston Businessmen and Antislavery Reform, 1854-1868. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1991.

Abzug Robert H. "The Copperheads and Civil War Dissent." Indiana Magazine of History 66 ( March 1970): 40-55.

Ahlstrom Sidney E. A Religious History of the American People. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1972.

Baker Jean H. Affairs of Party: The Political Culture of Northern Democrats in the Mid-Nineteenth Century. Ithaca; NY: Cornell University Press, 1983.

-----. "A Loyal Opposition: Northern Democrats in the Thirty-Seventh Congress." Civil War History 25 ( June 1979): 139-155.

-----. Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography. New York: Norton, 1987.

Banner Lois W. Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Radical for Womens' Rights. Boston: Little, Brown, 1980.

Barnhart John D. "The Impact of the Civil War in Indiana." Indiana Magazine of History 57 ( September 1961): 185-224.

Beale Howard K., ed. The Diary of Edward Bates. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1933.

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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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