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Civil War in the North

Book proposals and CVs should be sent to:
Joyce Harrison, Acquiring Editor
The Kent State University Press
1125 Risman Drive
Kent, OH 44242-0001 USA
jharri18@kent.edu
Lesley J. Gordon, Founding Editor
Civil War in the North highlights innovative scholarship that broadens our understanding of what the American Civil War meant to Northern society. This series encompasses overlooked and under-researched topics, from the battlefield to the home front, from the antebellum era through Reconstruction.

The Printer’s Kiss

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War in the North
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In language that resonates with power and beauty, this compilation of personal letters written from 1844 to 1864 tells the compelling story of controversial newspaper editor Will Tomlinson, his opinionated wife (Eliza Wylie Tomlinson), and their two children (Byers and Belle) in the treacherous borderlands…

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Yankee Dutchmen under Fire

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War in the North, Recent Releases
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Thousands of volumes of Civil War letters are available, but little more than a dozen contain collections written by native Germans fighting in this great American conflict. Yankee Dutchmen under Fire presents a fascinating collection of sixty-one letters written by immigrants who served in the…

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The Election of 1860 Reconsidered

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War in the North, Recent Releases
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The election of 1860 was a crossroad in American history. Faced with four major candidates, voters in the North and South went to the polls not knowing that the result of the election would culminate in the bloodiest conflict the United States had ever seen….

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“A Punishment on the Nation”

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War in the North
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Private Silas W. Haven, a native New Englander transplanted to Iowa, enlisted in 1862 to fight in a war that he believed was God’s punishment for the sin of slavery. Only through the war’s purifying bloodshed, thought Haven, could the nation be redeemed and the…

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The Story of a Thousand

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War in the North
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Written at the behest of his former comrades in the 105th Ohio, The Story of a Thousand draws on Tourgée’s own wartime papers, as well as diaries, letters, and recollections of other veterans, to detail the remarkable story of the regiment during its campaigns in…

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“They Have Left Us Here to Die”

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War in the North
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“They Have Left Us Here to Die” is an edited and annotated version of the diary Sergeant Adair kept of his seven months as a prisoner of war. The diary provides vivid descriptions of each of the five camps as well as insightful observations about…

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Dispatches from Bermuda

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War in the North
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Author Glen N. Wiche has compiled all of Allen’s Civil War dispatches to the U.S. State Department and provides well-documented commentary to place Allen’s activities in the wider context of the “Atlantic campaign” of the Civil War. Dispatches from Bermuda paints a detailed picture of…

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