Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
This site offers a plethora of information on Stephen Crane, as well as links to further your research and study on the author.
Reception: Early Reviews
Here you will find a discussion of the critical reception
The Red Badge of Courage garnered when it first appeared
on the American publishing scene. During Crane's lifetime,
many reviews of his work focused more on his private life
than on his writings. But other early reviews introduced
many of the themes and issues that remain of interest today.
Goes to War: The Civil War and Its Meaning in American Culture
by Bruce Catton
This comprehensive and engaging site examines many aspects
of the Civil War. The site provides a time line, a thorough
introduction to the major battles, information on places
important during the war, lyrics and sound clips of music
of the time, and primary source materials such as letters
Negro's Civil War: How American Blacks Felt and Acted During
the War for the Union by James M. McPherson
Civil War and Emancipation
page, part of the PBS Africans in America series,
examines emancipation and the role of African Americans
during the Civil War. Learn about Abraham Lincoln's mixed
messages concerning the abolition of slavery, find out about
African Americans' service during the war, and read about
the end of the Civil War and the implementation of the Thirteenth
a review of Glory, a movie based upon the story of
the 54th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
The 54th Regiment was the first African American regiment
in the army, and the bravery of its soldiers in pivotal
battles during the war led to the inclusion of African Americans
in all branches of the military.
Private: Front and Rear by William A. Fletcher
Valley of the Shadow. Two Communities in the American Civil
site offers enormous resources for learning about the American
Civil War. In the words of the site, "The Valley of the
Shadow Project takes two communities, one Northern and one
Southern, through the experience of the American Civil War.
The project is a hypermedia archive of thousands of sources
for the period before, during, and after the Civil War for
Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania.
Those sources include newspapers, letters, diaries, photographs,
maps, church records, population census, agricultural census,
and military records."
and Music of the War Between the States
poetry and music written by Northerners and Southerners
during the Civil War, you will learn not about historical
facts and statistics but about the thoughts and emotions
of those living during this troubled time.