Congressional Topics: The Civil War
Recorded 5/10/2013, 1 Hour 24 Minutes.
Presenter: Pam Cowart
An introduction to the vast digital archive of ProQuest’s Congressional Suite (including U.S. Serial Set, U.S. Congressional Hearings, and both the U. S. Congressional Record and its predecessors). Focusing on US Civil War history, with attention to such subjects as military planning and campaigns, wartime medicine, the role of women, diplomacy, and domestic politics (on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line), this seminar demonstrates the range of primary source documents: correspondence, reports, illustrations, maps, hearings, legislation, statistical tables, and speeches.