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New Bedford's Civil War
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New Bedford's Civil War

Earl Mulderink, III

Abstract

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. It contributes to the growing body of Civil War studies that analyzes the “war at home” by focusing on the bustling center of the world's whaling industry in the nineteenth century. Using a broad chronological framework of the 1840s through the 1890s, the book contextualizes the rise and fall of New Bedford's whaling enterprise and details the war's ... More

Keywords: New Bedford, Civil War, war at home, whaling industry, social history, conflict, black regiment, Glory, black military enlistment, equal pay

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823243341
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823243341.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Earl Mulderink, III, author
Southern Utah University