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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.

Pure Heart

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War in the North, History, 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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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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For Their Own Cause

| Filed under: American History, Civil War Era, Civil War in the North
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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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Lincoln’s Generals’ Wives

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War in the North, History
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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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Conspicuous Gallantry

| Filed under: American History, Civil War Era, Civil War in the North, Recent Releases
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The Union states of what is now the Midwest have received far less attention from historians than those of the East, and much of Michigan’s Civil War story remains untold. The eloquent letters of James W. King shed light on a Civil War regiment that…

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The Printer’s Kiss

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War in the North, Recent Releases
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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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