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Civil War in the North

Book proposals and CVs should be sent to:
Will Underwood, Acquiring Editor
The Kent State University Press
1118 Library
Kent, OH 44242-0001 USA
wunderwo@kent.edu
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.

“This Infernal War”

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War in the North
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Among collections of letters written between American soldiers and their spouses, the Civil War correspondence of William and Jane Standard stands out for conveying the complexity of the motives and experiences of Union soldiers and their families. The Standards of Lewiston in Fulton County, Illinois,…

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Recollections of a Civil War Medical Cadet

and | Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War in the North, Medicine
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Richard M. Reid’s introduction captures the ways the war dramatically reconfigured the American medical landscape. Prior to the war, the medical community was badly fragmented, and elite physicians felt undervalued by the American public. The war offered them the chance to assert their professional control…

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“Our Little Monitor

and | Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War in the North, Naval History
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On March 9, 1862, the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia met in the Battle of Hampton Roads—the first time ironclad vessels would engage each other in combat. For four hours the two ships pummeled one another as thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers and civilians…

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For Their Own Cause

| Filed under: American History, Civil War Era, Civil War in the North, Recent Releases
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The 27th United States Colored Troops (USCT), composed largely of free black Ohio men, served in the Union army from April 1864 to September 1865 in Virginia and North Carolina. It was the first time most members of the unit had traveled so far from…

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Pure Heart

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War in the North, History, Recent Releases, Religion
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In the summer of 1862, as Union morale ebbed low with home front division over war costs, coming emancipation, and demoralizing battlefield losses, 24-year-old William White Dorr enlisted as a lieutenant in the 121st Pennsylvania Volunteers, a new Union regiment organizing in Philadelphia. His father,…

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Lincoln’s Generals’ Wives

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War in the North, History, Recent Releases
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The story of the American Civil War is not complete without examining the extraordinary and influential lives of Jessie Frémont, Nelly McClellan, Ellen Sherman, and Julia Grant, the wives of Abraham Lincoln’s top generals. They were their husbands’ closest confidantes and had a profound impact…

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Johnson’s Island

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War in the North, Military History, Recent Releases
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In 1861, Lt. Col. William Hoffman was appointed to the post of commissary general of prisoners and urged to find a suitable site for the construction of what was expected to be the Union’s sole military prison. After inspecting four islands in Lake Erie, Hoffman…

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