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Selected Books From the Catalog

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The Civil War - Geoffrey C. Ward; Ric Burns; Ken Burns
Call Number: 973.7 W25
ISBN: 0394562852
Publication Date: 1990-09-05

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Days of Defiance - Maury Klein
Call Number: 973.7 K64
ISBN: 0679447474
Publication Date: 1997-09-08

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The Civil War - Rachel Filene Seidman
Call Number: REF 973.7 S45
ISBN: 0195115589
Publication Date: 2001-02-01

Primary Sources

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