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Connecticut in the American Civil War:

Slavery, Sacrifice, and Survival


Connecticut in the American Civil War:  Slavery, Sacrifice, and Survival, by Matthew Warshauer, has been chosen for NCC’s One Book One Region reading project celebrating the traveling exhibition Lincoln:  The Constitution and the Civil War.  Consider reading this excellent book on your own or with a group.  A paperback edition including a reader’s guide will be published in September and available at the NCC bookstore.


Download the reader’s guide here.


Author Matthew Warshauer, professor of history at Central Connecticut State University and former NCC student, will come to Norwalk on November 7 – 8 for two lecture and book-signing events:


Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 6:30 pm

Norwalk Public Library Main Branch, One Belden Avenue

Thursday, November 8, 2012, 10:00 am

East Campus Forum, Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Avenue


Both sessions will be free and open to the public.


From Wesleyan University Press’s description:

“In this engaging, thoroughly researched book, Warshauer covers a breadth of topics regarding Connecticut during the Civil War years, including shifting attitudes toward slavery and race, anti-war sentiment, the often overlooked antagonism toward abolition and blacks in the North, the raising of troops, the sacrifice of those who served on the front and at home, and reactions to specific battles and events of the war.  Connecticut in the American Civil War is an important contribution to both Connecticut and Civil War studies.  In addition to looking at the larger picture, Warshauer also explores the common, and uncommon, experiences of Connecticut soldiers (who made up ten percent of the state’s population) and their families.  His comprehensive study arrives at an opportune moment, just in time for the sesquicentennial commemoration of the Great Rebellion.”


Visit the Wesleyan University Press website for more information.