- 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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