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Reference Books for your assignment
All of these books are available on the 3rd floor of the Library. Ask a Reference Librarian for help in finding them. They are great sources of background information, and good places to start your research. Use the indexes in the backs of the books to search for a particular battle, like "Cold Harbor," or for any other topic you are researching.
American Civil War by
Call Number: REF E468 .A5329 2013
The exhaustive coverage of this encyclopedia includes all significant battles and skirmishes; important figures, both civilian and military; weapons; government relations with Native Americans; and a plethora of social, political, cultural, military, and economic developments.
American Civil War by
Call Number: REF E468 .A533 2011
Offers an accessible, single-volume source on the conflict that helped define the American nation. Enhanced by historical illustrations and documents.
Atlas of the Civil War by
Call Number: REF G1201 .S5 N2 2009
In this one-of-a-kind atlas, scores of archival maps and dozens of newly created maps trace the battles, political turmoil, and great themes of America's most violent and pivotal clash of arms.
Daily Life Through American History in Primary Documents by
Call Number: REF E161 .D35 2012
Volumes 2 & 3 explore the daily lives of American people during the Civil War through primary documents that include diaries, letters, memoirs, speeches, sermons, pamphlets, and all manner of public and private writings from the people.
Encyclopedia of the American Civil War by
Call Number: REF E468 .H47 2000
An award-winning and highly recommended comprehensive reference set on the political, social, and military aspects of the American Civil War.
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in America by
Call Number: REF E169.1 .G7553 2009
By examining the cultures and traditions of differing peoples and regions,volume 2 of this set traces the evolution of daily life in America from 1861-1900.
Voices of Civil War America by
Call Number: REF E464 .V65 2011
Focusing on routines as basic as going to school and cooking and cleaning, explores the lives of ordinary Americans during one of the nation's most tumultuous eras. The authors utilize primary documents to depict various aspects of daily life, including politics, the military, economics, domestic life, material culture, religion, intellectual life, and leisure.
U.S. Uniforms in the Civil War
Books about Surnames
New Dictionary of American Family Names by
Call Number: REF CS2481 .S55 1973
English Surnames by
Call Number: REF CS2505 M3 1967
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