Brooklyn and the Civil War

Brooklyn and the Civil War

by E.A. Livingston


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Brooklyn and the Civil War by E.A. Livingston

While Manhattan was the site of many important Civil War events, Brooklyn also played an important part in the war. Henry Ward Beecher auctioned off" slaves at the Plymouth Church, raising the money to free them. Walt Whitman reported news of the war in a Brooklyn paper and wrote some of his most famous works. At the same time, Brooklyn both grappled with and embraced unique challenges, from the arrival of new immigrants to the formation of one of the nation's first baseball teams. Local historian Bud Livingston crafts the portrait of Brooklyn in transition--shaped by the Civil War while also leaving its own mark on the course of the terrible conflict."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609496555
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 04/30/2012
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,213,420
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

E.A. Bud"? Livingston is a past president of the Civil War Round Table of New York and has edited its newsletter for the past fifteen years. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he has taught and lectured more than four hundred times on the American Civil War, Sherlock Holmes, the Brooklyn Dodgers (1939, 57) and baseball in 1941. He is a graduate of Brooklyn College with a master's degree in history from Queens College."

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 5

Geography 7

Introduction 9

General Description 11

The People 15

The Neighborhoods 29

The Churches 33

Walt Whitman 43

The Newspapers 49

Entertainment 55

Industry 63

Shipbuilding 69

The Monitor 73

The War Begins 81

Forts Hamilton and Lafayette 91

The Draft and the Draft Riots 101

The Sanitary Fair of 1864 109

The War Ends 113

Epilogue 115

Notes 117

Bibliography 131

Index 139

About the Author 143

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