Civil War and Reconstruction

Getting Started

As you begin your research, it is important to get some background on the issues, people, or events that you are studying so that you are better equipped to do a deeper search for your scholarly articles.  This background can also be found in books, so remember to use Albert, the Library catalog.  Here are some suggestions:

Encyclopedia of the American Civil War: A Political, Social and Military History. [ebook]  ABC-Clio, 2000.

Encyclopedia of the Confederacy. (Ref 973.713 C936) New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993.

West Point Atlas of the Civil War. (Ref 973.7022 Es65) New York: Praeger, 1962.

Search for books that might be helpful for you-- use broad terms like: Antietem, runaway slaves, Ft. Sumter, etc.

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