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Title:
Houses of Civil War America : the homes of Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, and others who shaped the era
Author:
Howard, Hugh, 1952- , author.
Edition:
First ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
Physical Description:
250 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Ralph Waldo Emerson Memorial House -- Rail stop at Rokeby --John C. Calhoun's Fort Hill -- Cassius Clay's White Hall -- Abraham Lincoln Home -- John Brown Farm and gravesite -- General Beauregard visits the Edmonston-Alston House -- Robert E. Lee and Arlington House -- Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson House -- Eldress Nancy Moore and South Union Shaker Village -- Haller and Julia Nutt at Longwood -- Mary Conrad Weeks Moore and Shadows-on-the-Teche -- President Lincoln's Cottage -- Jefferson Davis and the White House of the Confederacy -- Horace Greeley House -- General Sherman occupies the Green-Meldrim House -- William Henry Seward House -- Generals Grant and Lee at the Wilmer McLean House -- Frederick Douglass's Cedar Hill -- Clara Barton House -- Ulysses S. Grant Cottage -- Harriet Beecher Stowe House -- Alexander H. Stephens's Liberty Hall -- Jefferson Davis's Beauvoir.
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ISBN:
9780316227988
Format :
Book

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Central Library E468.9 .H83 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

A revealing historical and photographic tour of the homes of influential Civil War figures, including Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Clara Barton, Stonewall Jackson, and others.
Timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and a fitting sequel to Houses of the Presidents , HOUSES OF CIVIL WAR AMERICA takes readers into the daily lives of the most important historical figures in the nation-defining conflict. From modest abolitionist homes to the plantations of the antebellum south. Howard and Straus bring the most intimate moments of the war to life. With insightful narrative and gorgeous photography, HOUSES OF CIVIL WAR AMERICA demonstrates--through these landmark homes--the nation we were and the nation we became.


Author Notes

Hugh Howard is the author of more than a dozen books on architecture, as well as Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War . His writings have also appeared in Smithsonian, New York Times, Washington Post, House Beautiful, Preservation, Early American Life, Traditional Homes, and many other publications. He lives in East Chatham, New York, with his wife and two daughters.

Roger Straus III's photography has been featured in eight books, including America's Great Railroad Stations , US I: America's Original Main Street , Mississippi Currents , Modernism Reborn , and Wright for Wright . His work has also appeared in newspapers and magazines such as the Washington Post and Architectural Digest .


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