HIST 4369: Civil War & Reconstruction

Get started researching topics in the history of the American Civil War and the Reconstruction period.

History Librarian

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Kristina Claunch
Library (NGL) Room 223G


This guide is intended to help you begin researching the American Civil War and Reconstruction.

This guide is not comprehensive; it does not list all of the resources on this subject or in related disciplines owned by the Library or available on the Internet. This guide serves merely as a starting point for research.

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Confederate Imprints Collection

Click to view a complete list of the Confederate Imprints held in SHSU Special Collections. 

To search for this same list on your own, follow these steps:

1. Open up the "Books & Ebooks" tab on the SHSU Library Homepage.

2. Search for the term (all one word) "confederateimprint"-- you should get 271 titles. 

Regimental Histories

Click to view a complete list of the Regimental Histories held at SHSU.

To search for this same list on your own, follow these steps:

1. Click on the "Books & Ebooks" tab on the SHSU Library Homepage.

2. Click on the Advanced Search option.

3. Search for "United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Regimental histories" in the Subject tab.

Major Periodicals

Located in the Thomason Room on the 4th floor.

Maps in the SHSU Special Collections

Contains a number of Civil War-era maps. Especially strong in maps depicting the South, including MS, AL, VA, SC, GA, AR, LA, TN, and FL.

Civil War Manuscript Collections


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