Tag Archives: Civil War

Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

  Special Collections owns two first edition copies of the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, a narrative that summarizes Grant’s life as a series of extreme swings in fortune from failed farmer to Commanding General of the Union Army. The … Continue reading

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The Trial of the Assassins and Conspirators… for the Murder of President Abraham Lincoln (1865)

This latest post by student assistant Claire Peterson will be the last issue of “Students in the Stacks” to feature a work from her list of top Civil War books in Special Collections (though we welcome you to visit us in … Continue reading

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The Evils of Slavery, and the Cure of Slavery (1839)

In this installment of “Students in the Stacks,” Rare Books student assistant Claire Peterson shares another of work from her list of top Civil War books. April is National Poetry Month, so this month’s featured book is an abolitionist text … Continue reading

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Woman’s Work in the Civil War (1867)

March is Women’s History Month, and our latest installment of “Students in the Stacks” features a Civil War book – another from Rare Books student assistant Claire Peterson – that shines a spotlight on women’s roles in warfare. L.P. Brockett … Continue reading

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A Key to Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1853)

February is Black History Month, and in this latest issue of “Students in the Stacks,” Claire Peterson calls attention to a lesser known (but fascinating) work by Harriet Beecher Stowe, famed abolitionist author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. This is Claire’s … Continue reading

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The Underground Rail Road (1872)

Rare Books is kicking off Black History Month with the latest issue of “Students in the Stacks,” in which student assistant Claire Peterson discusses a work by African American author William Still about the experiences of escaped slaves on the … Continue reading

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The Secret Service, the Field, the Dungeon, and the Escape (1865)

This latest installment of “Students in the Stacks” features a book that student assistant Claire Peterson discovered while exploring materials related to the Civil War. Throughout the semester, we’ll be posting more from Claire’s list of Civil War finds, so check back often. Espionage, abolition, … Continue reading

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