The American Civil War: A Handbook of Literature and Research

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closet because they doubted the ability of Federal troops to protect them against Confederate raids and reprisals. This, in turn, was partly a function of the Northern preference for keeping its field armies as strong as possible, with only limited forces to guard communication lines and strongpoints, and frequently none to maintain effective political control over areas nominally occupied.

Similarly, although writers often stress the importance of a given campaign on civilian morale, we actually know little about this crucial subject, and even less about the weight that battlefield events should be accorded relative to other factors, such as the intrusion of government into private life or the perceptionwidespread on both sides--that the burdens of war affected rich and poor unequally.

Finally, we still know too little about the way in which Civil War campaigns appeared to private soldiers and junior officers. The letters, diaries, and reminiscences of such men are routinely mined for dramatic anecdotes but seldom examined systematically to produce new insights. Joseph T. Glatthaar The March to the Sea and Beyond and Larry Daniel Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee are worthy beginnings, but much more remains to be done.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Barrett John G. Sherman's March through the Carolinas. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1956.

Bearss Edwin C. Decision in Mississippi: Mississippi's Important Role in the War between the States. Jackson: Mississippi Commission on the War Between the States, 1962.

-----. Forrest at Brice's Crossroads and in North Mississippi in 1864. Dayton: Morningside, 1991.

-----. Rebel Victory at Vicksburg. Vicksburg, MS: Vicksburg Centennial Commemoration Commission, 1963.

-----. The Vicksburg Campaign. 3 vols. Dayton: Morningside, 1985- 1986.

Bearss Margie Riddle. Sherman's Forgotten Campaign: The Meridian Expedition. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1987.

Bowers John. Chickamauga and Chattanooga: The Battles That Doomed the Confederacy. New York: HarperCollins, 1994.

Brown D. Alexander. Grierson's Raid. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1954.

Carter Samuel III. The Final Fortress: The Campaign for Vicksburg, 1862-1863. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980.

-----. The Siege of Atlanta, 1864. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1973.

Castel Albert. Decision in the West: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1992.

-----. "The Historian and the General: Thomas L. Connelly versus Robert E. Lee." Civil War History 16 ( 1970): 50-63.

Catton Bruce. Grant Moves South. Boston: Little, Brown, 1960.

Cist Henry M. The Army of the Cumberland. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1885.

Connelly Thomas L. Army of the Heartland: The Army of Tennessee, 1861-1862. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1967.

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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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