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American Civil War

This guide offers information and resources for research relating to the American Civil War [1861-1865].


Glory is a 1989 film starring Denzel Washington and Matthew Broderick, which features a the story of the 54th Volunteer Infantry, an all-African-American Union regiment. The video below is a snippet from that film.

Overview of African Americans in the Civil War

Part of a YouTube series on African Americans serving in the Civil War. Features interviews with historians discussing the role of Black Soldiers.

Beyond Google

Even though Google is capable of finding a great many Web sites, the task of wading through and evaluating these sites can be quite daunting. This page is meant to save you time by presenting recommended Web sites that have been evaluated by librarians.

Click the link below for more information about evaluating resources, including explanations of Web site domains, such as .edu, .gov, .org, .com, .net, and so on.