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By Perseus Digital Library / 1857–2011/
The Perseus Civil War and Nineteenth-Century American Collection (340 vols.) is a comprehensive collection of works pertaining to the nineteenth century. It includes records, memoirs, biographies, and histories of people, places, and events.
This collection mostly centers on the Civil War. It chronicles the rise and fall of the Confederacy and gives a concise military history of both the Union and Confederacy. Leaders of the Civil War are examined with biographies on key figures like Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Butler, Thomas J. Jackson, Jubal A. Early, Robert E. Lee, George B. McClellan, Oliver Otis Howard, George Gordon Meade, and Abraham Lincoln. Also included are personal war memoirs of women, children, nurses, African-American soldiers, and volunteer soldiers, giving perspectives on life and events that took place during the war. The Perseus Civil War and Nineteenth-Century American Collection (340 vols.) includes The Photographic History of The Civil War (10 vols.) which contains thousands of photographs of soldier life, military branches, prisons, and other images relating to the Civil War.
With this collection you’ll also learn about the history of the United States with works and biographies of some of the most influential people of the nineteenth century. These texts focus on major events, politics, and the nation’s evolving structure and culture. Key figures comprised of abolitionists, women’s rights activists, scientists, and literary geniuses are highlighted, which include Lydia Maria Child, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Harriet Beecher Stowe, George Ticknor, William Lloyd Garrison, Charles Sumner, John Brown, Sir Henry Morton Stanley, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson.