New Book in Local History Department

The newest book in Local History is Everyday Life during the Civil War: A Guide for Writers, Students and Historians by Michael J. Varhola.

Everyday Life During the Civil War consists of 10 chapters and four appendices that include such topics as wages, currency, food, games, language, technology, and arms and equipment. Additionally, there are several glossaries and lists of various goods and services along with their cost year by year.

From soldiers and statesmen to farmers and firing lines, Everyday Life During the Civil War offers an in-depth exploration of this era. Using dozens of illustrations, timelines and maps, the author illuminates the details of Northern and Southern economy; town and country living; food and the impact of the war on diet; popular entertainment; clothing; military life; tools and weapons; slang and much more.

Archivist Mona Vance said, “This is an excellent resource for researchers and students alike.  It provides context and understanding of the everyday world of people living through the Civil War.”

The book has already been of great help to the Mississippi School for Math and Science students in the “Tales from the Crypt” research program.

You can find this book in the Local History Department with the call number “LH 973.7 VAR 1999”.

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