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Civil War Era

African Canadians in Union Blue

| Filed under: American Abolitionism and Antislavery, Civil War Era, Military History
Reid Cover

When Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, he also authorized the U.S. Army to recruit black soldiers for the war effort. Nearly 200,000 men answered the call, and several thousand of them came from Canada. What compelled these men to leave the relative…

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Work for Giants

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War Soldiers and Strategies, History, Military History, Recent Releases
Parson cover

During the summer of 1864 a Union column, commanded by Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson Smith, set out from Tennessee with a goal that had proven impossible in all prior attempts—to find and defeat the cavalry under the command of Confederate major general Nathan Bedford Forrest….

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On Lincoln

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War History Readers, Recent Releases
Hubbell cover

For sixty years the journal Civil War History has presented the best original scholarship in the study of America’s greatest struggle. The Kent State University Press is pleased to present this third volume in its multivolume series, reintroducing the most influential of more than 500…

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The Memorial Art and Architecture of Vicksburg National Military Park

| Filed under: Art, Civil War Era, History
Panhorst cover

In the heyday of Civil War commemoration at the turn of the twentieth century, Mississippi’s Vicksburg National Military Park was considered “the art park of the South.” By 1920, more than 160 portrait statues, busts, and reliefs of Vicksburg’s defenders under Gen. John C. Pemberton…

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The Printer’s Kiss

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

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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To Plead Our Own Cause

| Filed under: American Abolitionism and Antislavery, Civil War Era, History, Recent Releases
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The antislavery movement entered an important new phase when William Lloyd Garrison began publishing the Liberator in 1831—a phase marked by massive petition campaigns, the extraordinary mobilization of female activists, and the creation of organizations such as the American Anti-Slavery Society. While the period from…

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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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