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American Civil War

This guide contains links to resources about the Civil War.

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Civil War Terms

Using the right terms in your search is an important part of getting accurate results. The American Battlefield Trust's Glossary of Civil War Terms can help you to start your search, refine your search terms, and refine your search.

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Recommended Books

Literature of the Civil War Period

The literature of the Civil War period shaped the attitudes of the American public during the war. In fact, some historians argue that if it was not for the publication of one book, the argument for the abolition of slavery would not have been able to spread as far as it did.

Other publications, such as William Lloyd Garrison's The Liberator, were also influential on the American public.