- Title Pages
- 1 “A Burning and Shining Light”: Prosperity and Enlightened Governance in Antebellum New Bedford
- 2 “The Nearest Approach to Freedom and Equality”: African Americans in Antebellum New Bedford
- 3 “Suppression of an Unholy Rebellion”: Wartime Mobilization on the Home Front
- 4 “Citizen-Soldiers of Massachusetts”: New Bedford's Volunteers in the Civil War
- 5 “Boys, I Only Did My Duty”: New Bedford's Black Soldiers in the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts
- 6 “Worthy Recipients”: New Bedford's Black Veterans and the Web of Social Welfare
- 7 “Business is Extremely Dull”: Whaling and Manufacturing in Wartime New Bedford
- 8 “The Position of Our City has Materially Changed”: Public Costs and Municipal Governance During the Civil War
- 9 “The Great Hope for the Future”: New Bedford in the Postbellum Era
- 10 “On the Altar of Our Common Country”: Contested Commemorations of the Civil War
- The North's Civil War
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