Exploring the Civil War

Exploring the Civil War

Battle by Battle

Bad Blood: The Border War That Triggered the Civil War

catalog link: Bad Blood: The Border War That Triggered the Civil War by 973.7092 BAD

(DVD) In the years leading up to the Civil War, a bloody conflict between Missourian slave-holders and Kansan abolitionists focused the nation's eyes on the Missouri-Kansas border, where history was unfolding on the Midwestern plains. This DVD tells the history through "interviews" with slave owners, abolitionists, politicians, settlers and border ruffians along with reenactments of key events.

The Better Angels of Our Nature

catalog link: The Better Angels of Our Nature by S. C. Gylanders

(Audiobook) On the eve of Shiloh, one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, a mysterious visitor appears at General William Tecumseh Sherman's camp. Without family or home, Jesse, who knows nothing of warfare, yet is uncannily familiar with even the most intimate details of Sherman's personal life and career, wants only to stay by Sherman's side for reasons he's not revealing.

The State Of Jones

cover photo: The State Of Jones by Sally Jenkins 973.7472 JENKINS

(Audiobook) In Jones County, Mississippi, a farmer named Newton Knight led his neighbors, white and black alike, in an insurrection against the Confederacy at the height of the Civil War. Knight's life story mirrors the little-known story of class struggle in the South--and it shatters the image of the Confederacy as a unified front against the Union.

10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America

cover photo: 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America 973 TEN

(DVD) Acclaimed documentary filmmakers offer a fresh, compelling look at 10 pivotal moments in American history, including the Civil War's Battle of Antietam, and their often unforeseen repercussions.

Promise of Glory: A Novel of Antietam

catalog link: Promise of Glory: A Novel of Antietam by C. X. Moreau

(Audiobook) In the battle of Antietam, Union casualties topped 12,000 and Confederate casualties exceeded 11,000. Such memorable military figures as Lee and McClellan, as well as Burnside, Longstreet, Hooker, and Jackson, all took part in the single bloodiest day of the Civil War.

Sherman's March: The Shocking Campaign That Ended the Civil War

catalog link: Sherman's March: The Shocking Campaign That Ended the Civil War by 973.7378 SHERMAN'

(DVD) In November 1864, Sherman and an army of 60,000 troops began their march from Atlanta to Savannah, and then up through the Carolinas. He led his soldiers over 650 miles in less than 100 marching days, losing only 600 men along the way. Sherman achieved his goal: to expedite the end of the war.

Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields: Discovering America's Hallowed Ground

cover photo: Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields: Discovering America's Hallowed Ground by Jeff Shaara 973.73 SHAARA

(Audiobook) Jeff Shaara, America's premier Civil War novelist, gives a remarkable guided tour of the ten Civil War battlefields every American should visit. Shaara explores the history, the people, and the places that capture the true meaning and magnitude of the conflict and provides engaging narratives of the war's crucial battles, as well as intriguing historical footnotes about each site. From Antietam to Gettysburg to Vicksburg, and to the many poignant destinations in between, Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields is the ideal guide for casual tourists and Civil War enthusiasts alike.

Secrets of the Civil War: The Stories of Lost Battles and Covert Missions Finally Revealed

catalog link: Secrets of the Civil War: The Stories of Lost Battles and Covert Missions Finally Revealed 973.7 SECRETS

(DVD) Even today, almost 150 years after Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, unexpected secrets and little-known stories continue to emerge from Civil War history. Learn about the Thermopylae-esque Union victory at Mine Creek, Kansas, and the attempt by coal miners of the North to plant explosives underneath a Confederate fort.

The Birth of a Nation

catalog link: The Birth of a Nation

(DVD) The groundbreaking and still-controversial D.W. Griffith film tells of the Stoneman and Cameron families, who fight on different sides in the Civil War. After the war is over, they return to a South changed by Reconstruction. This DVD also includes seven Civil War short films.

C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America

catalog link: C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America

(DVD) A satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening mockumentary which examines the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

Greatest Hits

catalog link: Greatest Hits by The Band

(Music CD) This anthology of hits from the Canadian rock band features "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," which tells of the last days of the American Civil War.

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