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Author Mulderink, Earl F.

Title New Bedford's Civil War / Earl F. Mulderink III
Edition First edition
Published New York : Fordham University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 306 pages :) : illustrations
Series The North's Civil War
North's Civil War.
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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Massachusetts -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.
New Bedford (Mass.) -- History -- 19th century.
New Bedford (Mass.) -- History, Military -- 19th century.
New Bedford (Mass.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form History.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0823243389 (ebook)
9780823243389 (ebook)