New Bedford's Civil War / Earl F. Mulderink III.

This book examines the social, political, economic, and military history of New Bedford, Massachusetts, in the nineteenth century, with a focus on the Civil War homefront from 1861 to 1865 and on the city's black community, soldiers, and veterans.

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Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Main Author: Mulderink, Earl F.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York : Fordham University Press, 2012.
Edition:1st ed.
Series:North's Civil War.
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Table of Contents:
  • "A burning and shining light": prosperity and enlightened governance in antebellum New Bedford
  • "The nearest approach to freedom and equality": African Americans in antebellum New Bedford
  • "Suppression of an unholy rebellion": wartime mobilization on the home front
  • "Citizen-soldiers of Massachusetts": New Bedford's volunteers in the Civil War
  • "Boys, I only did my duty": New Bedford's black soldiers in the fifty-fourth Massachusetts
  • "Worthy recipients": New Bedford's black veterans and the web of social welfare
  • "Business is extremely dull": whaling and manufacturing in wartime New Bedford
  • "The position of our city has materially changed": public costs and municipal governance during the Civil War
  • "The great hope for the future": New Bedford in the postbellum era
  • "On the altar of our common country": contested commemorations of the Civil War.