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The American Civil War

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E-books are available from a several of the library's collections.  To access e-books in

Gale Virtual Reference Library

 Gale Virtual Reference Library's encyclopedias and specialized reference sources cover a variety of subjects and are a good place to gain background knowledge on a topic.  Gale Virtual Reference Library is available to read on your computer, download, or print.  Listen as it reads from titles such as

  • American Civil War, 2013
  • American Civil War : A State by State Encyclopedia, 2015
  • American Civil War Reference Library, 2000
  • American Eras: Primary Sources, 2013
  • Atlas of the Civil War, 2004
  • Civil War Special Forces, 2014
  • Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War, 2008
  • The World of the Civil War, 2015

Ebook Central ~ A few of the many titles available with your single sign-on

Ebook Central : The Iron Way : Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America

Ebook Central : “I Hope to Do My Country Service” : The Civil War Letters of John Bennitt, M.D., Surgeon, 19th Michigan Infantry

Ebook Central : Daughters of the Union : Northern Women Fight the Civil War

Ebook Central : Reluctant Rebels

Ebook Central : Black Troops, White Commanders and Freedmen During the Civil War

Ebook Central : Captives in Blue : The Civil War Prisons of the Confederacy

Ebook Central : Refugitta of Richmond : The Wartime Recollections, Grave and Gay, of Constance Cary Harrison

Ebook Central : Freedom's Journey : African American Voices of the Civil War

Ebook Central : Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune : The Civil War Letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

Ebook Central : The Civil War Memoirs of a Virginia Cavalryman : Lt. Robert T. Hubard Jr.

Ebook Central : Harriet Tubman : The Life and the Life Stories

Tejanos in Gray : Civil War Letters of Captains Joseph Rafael de la Garza and Manuel Yturri

Ebook Central : Boy Soldier of the Confederacy : The Memoir of Johnnie Wickersham

Ebook Central : Civil War Letters of Joseph Hopkins Twichell : A Chaplain's Story

Ebook Central : Badger Boy in Blue : The Civil War Letters of Chauncey H. Cooke

Ebook Central : A Perfect Picture of Hell : Eyewitness Accounts by Civil War Prisoners from the 12th Iowa

Ebook Central : The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams : A Southern Woman's Story of Rebellion and Reconstruction, 1863-1890

Ebook Central : We Are in His Hands Whether We Live or Die : The Letters of Brevet Brigadier General Charles Henry Howard

Ebook Central : Slavery and the Meetinghouse : The Quakers and the Abolitionist Dilemma, 1820-1865

Ebook Central : Among the Enemy : A Michigan Soldier’s Civil War Journal

Ebook Central : Trials and Triumphs : The Women of the American Civil War

Ebook Central : When the Wolf Came : The Civil War and the Indian Territory

Ebook Central : Faces of the Civil War : An Album of Union Soldiers and Their Stories

Ebook Central : Lincoln and the U. S. Colored Troops

Ebook Central Titles Include

Ebook Central has over 600 books relating to the United States Civil War.  Titles include:

  • Civil War Citizens : Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in America's Bloodiest Conflict, 2010
  • The Civil War in the West : Confederate Guerrilla : The Civil War Memoir of Joseph M. Bailey, 2007 
  • Delia Webster and the Underground Railroad, 1996
  • Divided Family in Civil War America, 2005
  • Finding Freedom : The Untold Story of Joshua Glover, Runaway Slave, 2012 
  • Lincoln and the Decision for War : The Northern Response to Secession, 2008
  • Political Work of Northern Women Writers and the Civil War, 1850-1872, 2000 
  • Voices in the Storm : Confederate Rhetoric, 1861-1865, 1999 

Available in OverDrive


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Hathi Trust Digital Library

Examples of some of the Civil War books available online through Hathi Trust:

The Lincoln Financial Foundation Books and Pamphlets Collection

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