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Published: 15 June 2014

318 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823261666

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New Bedford's Civil War

Earl F. Mulderink, III

A Fordham University Press Publication

The North's Civil War (FUP)

  • A study of the impact of the Civil War on all major aspects of community life in this New England seaport--politics, religion, social life, economics, culture, racial and ethnic relations
  • The city at the heart of the book has a unique history: New Bedford was home to both significant African-American and Irish immigrant populations, and their interactions shed interesting light on questions of conscription, service, and racial competition
  • The author extends the story to trace the local legacy of the War--from the impact of returning veterans to the construction of cultural memory