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Library Hours

Paul & Harriett Mack Library on Bethlehem Campus

Spring Semester Hours: January 13, 2020 - May 11, 2020

Mondays - Thursdays 7:30 am to 10 pm
Fridays 7:30 am to 5 pm
Saturdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Sundays 1 to 8 pm

Hours may differ from those above due to inclement weather and holidays. 

ESSA Bank & Trust Foundation Library on Monroe Campus

Spring Semester Hours: January 13, 2020 - May 11, 2020

‚ÄčMondays - Thursdays 7:45 am to 9 pm
7:45 am to 5 pm
10 am to 3 pm
Sundays CLOSED

Hours may differ from those above due to inclement weather and holidays.

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Paul & Harriett Mack Library on Bethlehem Campus

College Center building, 4th floor
Bethlehem Campus
3835 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020

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Reference Desk: 610-861-5359

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ESSA Bank & Trust Foundation Library on Monroe Campus

Keystone Building
Monroe Campus
2411 PA 715
Tannersville, PA 18372

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Welcome to the research guide for HIST 166: Civil War & Reconstruction. Explore the various tabs to find more information and research on various aspects of the war. 

Suggested Research Topics

Abraham Lincoln (President)
Union Army (Northern states)
Confederate Army (Southern states)
Confederate States of America (Southern states)
The Compromise of 1850 (cause of war)
Kansas-Nebraska Act (cause of war)
The Dred Scott Decision (cause of war)
          Dred and Harriet Scott
John Brown (cause of war)
Harper's Ferry (cause of war)
Border states
African Americans in battle
Emancipation Proclamation
The Gettysburg Address
Battle of Fort Sumter (April 1861)
First Battle of Bull Run (July 1861)
Monitor vs. Merrimac naval battle (March 1862)
Battle of Shiloh (April 1862)
The Seven Days Battle (June 1862)
Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) (August 1862)

Battle of Antietam (September 1862)
Battle of Fredericksburg (December 1862)
Battle of Chancellorsville (May 1863)
Battle of Jackson (May 1863)
Battle of Gettysburg (July 1863)
The Siege of Vicksburg (July 1863)
Battle of Chickamauga (September 1863)
Battle of Chattanooga (November 1863)
Battle of Mobile Bay (August 1864)
The Siege of Petersburg (June 1864-April 1865)

Frederick Douglass
Harriet Tubman
Jefferson Davis (Confederacy leader)
Ulysses S. Grant (Commanding general of Union armies)

William T. Sherman (General in Union Army)
Sherman's March
George B. McClellan (General in Union Army)
Ambrose Burnside (General in Union Army)
Joseph Hooker (General in Union Army)

Robert E. Lee (Commanding general of Confederate armies)
Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson (General in Confederate Army)
Harriet Beecher Stowe
          Uncle Tom's Cabin
"Battle Hymn of the Republic" (Union army anthem)

          Julia Ward Howe (author of above song)
Role of railroads in the war
The Pacific Railroad Acts
Role of sea in the war
Medical and health on the battlefront
John Wilkes Booth (Lincoln's killer) 

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