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New Bedford's Civil War [electronic resource] / Earl F. Mulderink III.

Author/Creator:
Mulderink, Earl F.
Publication:
New York : Fordham University Press, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 306 p. : ill.
Edition:
1st ed.
Series:
North's Civil War.
The North's Civil War
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Subjects:
New Bedford (Mass.) -- History -- 19th century.
Massachusetts -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.
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.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
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.
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.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0-8232-4338-9
0-8232-4337-0
0-8232-4667-1
OCLC:
830023770