Civil War

This map, “Concise Civil War Era,” exists on Google Maps and owes its greatest debt to Louis Masur’s The Civil War:  A Concise History (Oxford University Press, 2011), but also incorporates a host of other resources from the research engine of the House Divided Project and elsewhere.

HOW TO USE

Click on menu (upper left) for a chronological listing of place marks arranged in five layers (Origins, 1861, 1862, 1863, and “1864 and Beyond”) in order to find coverage of the period roughly from 1787-1877 with a concentration on the war itself.  There are two types of place marks:  blue-and-gold markers indicating political or social events, and red “explosion” symbols, indicating violent or military events.  Each placemark contains a gallery of images or embedded videos, with short snippets of text from Louis Masur’s The Civil War:  A Concise History (Oxford, 2011), followed by links to the full text of related primary sources.  In some cases, there are also links to relevant secondary or digital resources.

PRIMARY SOURCES

 

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