Suggested Readings on the Civil War
Bibliographies | General | Soldier's Life
Barbuto, Domenica and Martha Kreisel. Guide to Civil War Books: An Annotated Selection of Modern Works on the War Between the States. Chicago: American Library Association, 1996.
Cole, Garold. Civil War Eyewitnesses: An Annotated Bibliography of Books and Articles, 1955-1986. Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 1988.
Eicher, David J. The Civil War in Books: An Analytical Bibliography. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, c1997.
Harwell, Richard Barksdale and E. Merton Coulter. In Tall Cotton: The 200 Most Important Confederate Books for the Reader, Researcher, and Collector. Austin: Jenkins Pub. Co.; Frontier America Corp., 1978.
Murdock, Eugene C. , ed. The Civil War in the North: A Selective Bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 1987.
Nevins, Allan, James I. Robertson, Jr. and Bell I. Wiley. Civil War Books: A Critical Bibliography. Baton Rouge: Published for the U.S. Civil War Centennial Commission by Louisiana State University Press, [1967-69].
Woodworth, Steven E., ed. The American Civil War: A Handbook of Literature and Research. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996.
Beringer, Richard E., Herman Hattaway, Archer Jones, and William N. Still. Why the South Lost the Civil War. Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 1986.
Berlin, Ira. Slaves No More: Three Essays on Emancipation and the Civil War. Cambridge; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Boatner, Mark Mayo. The Civil War Dictionary. Rev. ed. New York: McKay, 1988.
Boritt, Gabor S., ed. Why the Confederacy Lost. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Bosse, David C. Civil War Newspaper Maps: A Historical Atlas. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.
Bowman, John S. The Civil War Day By Day. New York: Dorset Press, c1989.
Catton, Bruce. The American Heritage New History of the Civil War. New York: Viking, 1996.
Clinton, Catherine and Nina Silber. Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Current, Richard N., ed. Encyclopedia of the Confederacy. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993.
Denney, Robert E. The Civil War Years: A Day-By-Day Chronicle of the Life of a Nation. New York: Sterling Pub. Co., c1992.
Faust, Drew Gilpin. The Creation of Confederate Nationalism: Ideology and Identity in the Civil War South. Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University Press, 1988.
______. Southern Stories: Slaveholders in Peace and War. Columbia, Mo.: University of Missouri Press, 1992.
Faust, Paticia L. Historical Times Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Civil War. New York: Harper & Row, 1986.
Foner, Eric. A Short History of Reconstruction, 1863-1877. New York: Perennial Library, 1990.
Ford, Lacy K. Origins of Southern Radicalism: The South Carolina Upcountry, 1800-1860. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
Hauptman, Laurence M. Between Two Fires: American Indians in the Civil War. New York: Free Press, c1995.
Jimerson, Randall. The Private Civil War: Popular Thought During the Sectional Conflict. Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University Press, c1988.
Josephy, Alvin M., Jr. The Civil War in the American West. New York: A. A. Knopf,. 1991.
Linden, Glenn M. and Thomas J. Pressly. Voices from the House Divided: The United States, Civil War as Personal Experience. New York: McGraw-Hill, c1995.
Mathis, Ray, ed. In the Land of the Living: Wartime Letters by Confederates from the Chattahoochee Valley of Alabama and Georgia. Troy, Ala.: Troy State University Press, 1981.
McPherson, James M. The Atlas of the Civil War. New York: Macmillan, c1994.
______. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Era of the Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
______. For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War. 1997.
______. Ordeal by Fire. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000.
______. What they Fought For, 1861-1865. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, c1994.
Neely, Mark E., Harold Holzer, and Gabor S. Boritt. The Confederate Image: Prints of the Lost Cause. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c1987.
Oakes, James. Slavery and Freedom: An Interpretation of the Old South. New York: Knopf, 1990
Oates, Stephen B. The Approaching Fury: Voices of the Storm, 1820-1861. New York, NY: HarperCollinsPublishers, c1997.
Paludan, Philip. A People's Contest: The Union at War, 1861-1865. 2nd ed., with a new pref. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1996.
Perman, Michael, ed., Major Problems in the Civil War and Reconstruction. 2nd ed. Lexington, Mass.: D.C. Heath, c1991.
Potter, David Morris. The Impending Crisis, 1848-1861. New York: Harper & Row, 1976.
Rable, George. Civil Wars: Women and the Rise of Southern Nationalism. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, c1991.
Royster, Charles. The Destructive War: William Tecumseh Sherman, Stonewall Jackson, and the Americans. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991.
Sewell, Richard H. The House Divided: Sectionalism and Civil War, 1848-1865. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, c1988.
Stokesbury, James L. A Short History of the Civil War. New York: W. Morrow, c1995.
Thomas, Emory M. The Confederate Nation, 1861-1865. New York: Harper & Row, 1979.
Vandiver, Frank E. Blood Brothers: A Short History of the Civil War. College Station, Tex.: Texas A & M University Press, 1992.
Vinovskis,Maris, ed. Toward a Social History of the American Civil War: Exploratory Essays. Cambridge [England] ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Werner, Emmy E. Reluctant Witnesses: Children's Voices from the Civil. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1998.
Billings, John Davis. Hardtack and Coffee: The Unwritten story of Army Life. Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, 1993.
Cooke, John Estern. Outlines from the Outpost. Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1961.
Hess, Earl J. Union Soldier in Battle: Enduring the Ordeal of Combat. Lawrence, Kan.: University Press of Kansas, 1997.
Madden, David. Beyond the Battlefield: The Ordinary Life and Extraordinary Times of the Civil War Soldier. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.
Stern, Philip Van Doren. Soldier Life in the Union and Confederate Armies. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 1961.
Wiley, Bell Irvin. The Life of Billy Yank: The Common Soldier of the Union. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1997.
______. The Life of Johnny Reb: The Common Soldier of the Confederacy. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1978.
Suggested Readings List by Sheila McAlister
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