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THE LITERATURE OF THE REBELLION.
BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS
RELATING TO THE
Civil War in the United States,
AND ON SUBJECTS GROWING OUT OF THAT EVENT,
TOGETHER WITH WORKS ON
AND ESSAYS FROM REVIEWS AND MAGAZINES ON THE SAME SUBJECTS.
250 COPIES PRINTED IN ROYAL OCTAVO.
60 COPIES PRINTED IN QUARTO.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1866, by
JOHN RUSSELL BARTLETT,
PRESS OF KNOWLES, ANTHONY & Co.,
Providence, R. I.
I preparing this
. Bibliography of the Rebellion, the compiler has been at a
loss where to begin his labors, inasmuch as events of great importance, which occurred long before the outbreak, had a direct bearing upon it, and require notice. The Raid at Harper's Ferry by John Brown; the contest for Freedom in Kansas; the working of the Fugitive Slave Law; the Missouri Compromise, and the long struggle between the Slave and Free States from the very adoption of the Federal Constitution, which finally culminated in the rebellion,-all seem to be a preparation for this event. With this view of the subject, the compiler has deemed it best that his catalogue should cover the whole ground of these several events, and should, consequently, include works relating to American Slavery. The historians of the rebellion, generally, have taken the same view, and have covered the field, beginning with the adoption of the Constitution in their preliminary remarks.
But, although it was determined to embrace works on this subject in the catalogue, it is, in this respect, far from complete, as the compiler did not commence till recently to collect works on American Slavery. But, notwithstanding the deficiencies in this department, he believes that his catalogue contains more titles on the subject than can be found elsewhere.
The catalogue will be found to include titles of the following :
1. Books and Pamphlets relating to the Rebellion, and to topics connected therewith, published in the United States and Europe.
2. Congressional Reports; Reports and Documents from the Departments of the War and the Navy; Proceedings of Courts Martial; Communications from the Executive of the United States; Speeches in Congress, and all other publications of the general government, 1861-65, relating to the war.
3. Official publications of the several States covering the period of the war,–1861 to 1865,-embracing Messages of Governors; Reports of 'Adjutant and Quartermaster Generals; Rosters of Volunteers; Documents and Reports relative to Volunteers, Bounties, the Draft, etc.