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The library has a rich collection of material relating to the U.S. Civil War, its causes and aftermath. The library catalog and WorldCat, both linked at left, will help you find full-length books on the topic. You should search America: History & Life for secondary source journal articles.
The databases listed below will help you find primary sources abut the U.S. Civil War, though you should also use the other techniques found on the Primary Sources page.