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Smithsonian Civil War : inside the national collection

Author: Neil Kagan; Stephen G Hyslop
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Books, [2013]
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This book takes readers inside the public displays as well as private cabinets, storerooms, and vaults to learn the stories of its most fascinating and significant pieces. Curators from thirteen Smithsonian museums and archives crafted this immersive exploration to illuminate the full scope of the political, military, social, and cultural climate of the era. In 150 entries to honor the 150th anniversary of the war,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Kagan; Stephen G Hyslop
ISBN: 9781588343895 1588343898 9781588344809 1588344800
OCLC Number: 825046967
Description: 368 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction : Civil War 150 (150th anniversary) --
1. Wartime Smithsonian --
2. "Am I not a man and a brother?" --
3. Ending the gag rule --
4. Inventions for planters --
5. Prewar portraits --
6. Sold down the river --
7. Skilled slave workers --
8. The price of freedom --
9. Frederick Douglass --
10. John Brown --
11. Fugitives or freedom seekers? --
12. Harriet Beecher Stowe --
13. bleeding Kansas --
14. Douglas and Lincoln --
15. "The animal himself" --
16. The election of 1860 --
17. Dissolving the Union --
18. Passage through Baltimore --
19. Lincoln's first inauguration --
20. The Fire-Eater's War --
21. Secrets in Lincoln's watch --
22. Flags for a new nation --
23. General Scott and Colonel Lee --
24. Parting ways at West Point --
25. Militia uniforms --
26. The seamstress and the First Ladies --
27. Confederate money made in New York --
28. The Bowie knife --
29. A call to arms --
30. Patriotic prints for Unionists --
31. The death of Ellsworth --
32. Dashing Zouaves --
33. Wartime photography --
34. Portraits to keep loved ones close --
35. Collecting cartes-de-visite- 36. Pioneering photojournalists --
37. Lincoln's Air force --
38. Contrabands --
39. Keeping Confederates posted --
40. Clara Barton --
41. Berdan's sharpshooters --
42. The emergence of Grant --
43. Men of progress --
44. The wartime Patent Office --
45. The Union's constructive genius --
46. Saving Old Glory --
47. Tribes at war --
48. The young Napoleon --
49. Chickahominy fever --
50. Hardtack and coffee --
51. Union infantry gear --
52. Confederate infantry gear --
53. Lincoln's Henry rifle --
54. Civil War belt plates --
55. The music of war --
56. Admiral Farragut --
57. The vanity of Beast Butler --
58. A gift for Secretary chase --
59. Early prisoners of war --
60. Baseball in prison --
61. Civil War headgear --
62. The telegraph at war --
63. Writing the Emancipation Proclamation --
64. Lincoln at Antietam --
65. Letters home --
66. The Iron Mine --
67. The destructive Minié Ball --
68. Printing presses in action --
69. Day of deliverance --
70. The Lord is my shepherd --
71. Fighting for freedom --
72. Money in many forms --
73. Winning with greenbacks --
74. The Gray Ghost --
75. Coping with the blockade --
76. Gordon's journey --
77. Southern Illustrated News --
78. J.E.B. Stuart's pistol --
79. Rewarding Grant's triumph at Vicksburg --
80. Port Hudson burial post --
81. Colors of the 84th Infantry --
82. Woodblock printing --
83. Searching for shoes in Gettysburg --
84. Depicting camp life --
85. The sacrifice of Strong Vincent --
86. A harvest of death --
87. A haunting relic of Gettysburg --
88. Treating the wounded --
89. Badge of honor --
90. New York Draft riots --
91. The General and the Actress --
92. The Rock of Chickamauga --
93. The odyssey of Solomon Conn --
94. Uniforms at Schuylkill Arsenal --
95. Long arms --
96. At home in camp --
97. Autograph leaves --
98. Grant versus Lee --
99. Winslow Homer's war drawings --
100. shattered at Spotsylvania --
101 Sherman moves South --
102. Bird's-eye view of Andersonville --
103. The Dictator --
104. Designating flags --
105. Civil war plans for planes --
106. Arming the navies --
107. "God helps those who help themselves" --
108. The other war --
109. The letters of Solomon Brown --
110. Equipping the calvary --
111. Handguns --
112. Sheridan's warhorse --
113. Election of 1864 --
114. The Miscengenation Ball --
115. Aurora Borealis --
116. The fall of Fort Fisher --
117. The Thirteenth Amendment --
118. Hell and damnation --
119. Surrender at Appomattox --
120. Appomattox parole --
121. dignified in defeat --
122. Inside the Confederate White House --
123. The promise of freedom --
124. Grant and his generals --
125. Burial party --
126. Documenting the wounded --
127. The cracked negative --
128. A final cup of coffee --
129. A night with Laura Keene --
130. Deathbed of the President --
131. Abraham Lincoln's top hat --
132. Wanted for murder --
133. The Richmond hoard --
134. Death to the conspirators --
135. A funeral procession 1,700 miles long --
136. The fate of Mary Lincoln --
137. Bringing images of war home --
138. Garner's photographic sketchbook --
139. The Medal of Honor --
140. Presentation swords --
141. Honoring Black troops --
142. Sojourner Truth --
143. A visit from the Old Mistress --
144. A voyage of Robert Smalls --
145. Remembering slavery --
146. The Moses of her people --
147. Songs of the South --
148. Wars in the West --
149. Reunions and rememberance --
150. Designing the Lincoln penny.
Responsibility: edited by Neil Kagan and Stephen G. Hyslop ; Smithsonian Editorial Committee: James G. Barber, Tom Crouch, Michelle Delaney, Rex M. Ellis, Paul Gardullo, Frank H. Goodyear III, Eleanor Jones Harvey, Pamela M. Henson, Jennifer L. Jones, William S. Pretzer, Harry R. Rubenstein ; foreword by Jon Meacham ; introduction by Michelle Delaney ; principle photography by Hugh Talman.

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This book takes readers inside the public displays as well as private cabinets, storerooms, and vaults to learn the stories of its most fascinating and significant pieces. Curators from thirteen Smithsonian museums and archives crafted this immersive exploration to illuminate the full scope of the political, military, social, and cultural climate of the era. In 150 entries to honor the 150th anniversary of the war, each curator tells a truly unique story focused on one-of-a-kind, famous, and previously unseen relics handpicked from the Smithsonian Institution collections. The objects featured range from military uniforms and weaponry to recruiting posters, portraits, jewelry, letters home, and currency, and span the prewar era, the war, and its aftermath--From back cover.

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