The Civil War in 50 Objects by Harold Holzer and the New-York Historical Society

The Civil War in 50 Objects by Harold Holzer and the New-York Historical Society

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    From 1861 to 1865, the United States fought a civil war from which it would emerge radically transformed. Harold Holzer and the New-York Historical Society invite you to rediscover the men and women who lived through this struggle in fifty objects that were worn, written, carried, painted, sculpted or collected during this pivotal period.

    Some items will be familiar for their extraordinary importance: a pike that John Brown's abolitionist raiders carried to Harpers Ferry; Ulysses S. Grant's handwritten terms of surrender at Appomattox; the revolutionary Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Others will surprise: Lincoln's estimate of his chances for reelection, scribbled on a piece of paper; the rare, impeccably preserved uniform of a Union soldier in the incongruous style of an Algerian fighter; a soldier's footlocker, still packed with its belongings.

    But included, too, are rare relics that evoke the oft-overlooked, deeply human side of the war: a daguerreotype of Caesar, an elderly, dignified ex-slave whose gaze still mesmerizes; a wooden draft wheel containing one hundred cards, each bearing the name of a prospective draftee; a spelling and reading primer for Southern children, published in 1863, the most tumultuous year of the war; a soldier's diary with the pencil still attached.

    Your guide to these objects is renowned Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, who hand-selected this remarkable variety of documents, artifacts, relics and images to create a dramatically original account of the war. Presented chronologically, together the fifty objects capture the experience of the war from all perspectives: Union and Confederate, military and civilian, black and white, male and female.

  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Publish Date: 5/2/2013
  • ISBN: 9780670014637
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Number of Pages: 416

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Published Date: 5/2/2013
Title: The Civil War in 50 Objects
Author: Harold Holzer and the New-York Historical Society
ISBN: 9780670014637
Publisher: Penguin
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 416
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Dimensions: 9 3/10"L x 6 3/10"W x 1 3/10"H (approx.)
Weight: 2.045 lbs.

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