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United States History - Collections
19th Century/Civil War


Online Resources

Databases & Websites

Abraham Lincoln Papers (Library of Congress)
Lincoln / Net: Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project (Northern Illinois University)
American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series 1
(1760-1900)
Stanford Only
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 (Library of Congress)
Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls (Stanford University)
Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina)
Making of America (University of Michigan) American serials from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
The Making of the Modern World: The Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature, 1450-1850
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories Stanford Only
Territorial Kansas Online, 1854-1861 (Kansas State Historical Society)
The Haymarket Affair Digital Collection (Chicago Historical Society)
The John and James Booker Civil War Letters (University of Virginia Library)
The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War (Virginia Center for Digital History)

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Periodicals & Newspapers

America’s Historical Newspapers Stanford Only
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1841-1902
(Brooklyn Public Library)
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (Library of Congress)
Harper's Weekly (1857-1912) Stanford Only
Making of America (Cornell University) American serials from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
New York Times Historical (1851-2002) Stanford Only
The Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective Stanford Only
The Nation (1865-) Stanford Only

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Print Resources

Encyclopedias & Handbooks

Encyclopedia of the Confederacy, Richard N. Current, editor in chief.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993-
Location: Green Library, Information Center: Non-circulating (E487 .E55 1993 V.1-4)
The Civil War Day by Day; An Almanac, 1861-1865, E. B. Long with Barbara Long
Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1971.
Location: Green Library, Information Center: Non-circulating (E468.3 .L6)
The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference, Margaret E. Wagner, Gary W. Gallagher, and Paul Finkelman, editors.
New York: Simon & Schuster, c2002.
Location: Green Library, Information Center: Non-circulating (E468 .L58 2002)
Women During the Civil War : An Encyclopedia, Judith E. Harper.
New York: Routledge, 2004.
Location: Green Library, Lane Room: Non-circulating (E628 .H37 2004)

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Journals

Civil War History
Electronic version available to Stanford-affiliated users at Project MUSE
Location: Green Library, latest yr. (or vol.) in Current Periodicals; earlier in Stacks (E461 .C5)
Journal of Southern History
Electronic version available to Stanford-affiliated users at JSTOR
Location: Green Library, latest yr. (or vol.) in Current Periodicals; earlier in Stacks (F206.J68)

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Maps & Atlases

Atlas of the Civil War, Steven E. Woodworth, Kenneth J. Winkle
New York: Oxford University Press, c2004.
Location: Green Library, Lane Room: Non-circulating, Atlas Collection (E468 .W754 2004 F)
Atlas of the Civil War, Month by Month : Major Battles and Troop Movements, Mark Swanson, Jacqueline D. Langley.
Athens: University of Georgia Press, c2004.
Location: Green Library, Lane Room: Non-circulating (E470 .S94 2004 F)

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Microform Resources

Documents

Civil War Correspondence, Diaries and Journals at the Massachusetts Historical Society
Massachusetts Historical Society, c1985. 29 microfilm reels; 35 mm. + 1 guide.
Contains more than 30 thousand pages of correspondence, diaries and journals written by 29 men who served with Massachusetts military units during the Civil War.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (GUIDE E263 .M4 C5 1986; MFILM N.S. 13061)
Papers of Frederick Douglass
Washington, Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1974. 34 reels.+ 1 guide
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (GUIDE E449 .D75 1976; MFILM N.S. 1517)
Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Kenneth M. Stampp, general editor; guide compiled by Martin Schipper.
Bethesda, MD: University Publications of America, c1994. Incomplete contents.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (GUIDE F213 .S35; MFILM N.S. 4062)
The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition. Martha L. Benner, Cullom Davis, editors. Version 1.0.5. Champaign, IL : University of Illinois Press, c2000.
Includes documents for more than 5,600 cases and legal matters in which Lincoln participated. First publication of the Lincoln Legal Papers to document the law practice of Abraham Lincoln from 1836 to 1861. Project sponsored by Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.
Location: Green Library, Lane Room: Non-circulating (KF368 .L56 A4 2000 DISC 1-3 plus User's Manual)
The Papers of Edwin McMasters Stanton, 1814-1869.
Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1979. 14 microfilm reels: maps; 4 in., 35 mm.
The papers span the years 1818 to 1921 and consist of correspondence, letterbooks, a manuscript draft of the annual report of the Secretary of War for 1863, and the March 1862 proceedings of the War Board.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 7708)
The Papers of Zebulon Vance, Gordon McKinney and Richard McMurry, editors
Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1987. 38 microfilm reels; 4 in., 35 mm.
Consists of papers and documents, including correspondence, relating to Zebulon Vance, 1830-1894.
Location: Green Library, Media Microtext Collection (MFILM N.S. 7707)

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