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HIST 172: The Civil War Era (Gudgeirsson): Home

An online research guide designed to help students in Hist 172 find resources for their research paper

History 96A



Nurses during the American Civil War, 1862 (Wikimedia Commons); "Make Way for Liberty" (Library of Congress); Civil War Envelope (Library of Congress); Civil War Map (



A good documentary could help you explore your topic.
Use KANOPY, a database of streaming videos, to search for documentaries on the Civil War. Here's an example:

Rebel - Loreta Velazquez, Secret Soldier of the American Civil War

History 96A

This guide is designed to help you find resources for your research paper on the Civil War era,  focusing on the impact of the war on marginalized communities.  It should help you narrow down your topic and locate both primary and secondary sources. 

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If you need more help, don't hesitate to contact me:

Helene Lafrance

Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Library Undergraduate Research Awards

Did you enjoy the research you did in this class? Are you writing an award-winning paper? If your answer is yes, and if you are a Junior or Senior, be sure to submit your paper for the:

(Two awards of $1000 offered each year)

Deadline to apply is April 14, 2020
Read more about this award and how to apply