Book explores New York state’s pivotal role in Civil War
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – A new Civil War book based on a popular exhibit at the New York State Museum is due out this December.
The book published by SUNY Press is a companion to the exhibit, “An Irrepressible Conflict: The Empire State in the Civil War.”
The yearlong exhibit opened at the downtown Albany museum in September 2012, telling the story of how New York state provided the most men, money and supplies for the Union war effort. It also highlighted the personal stories of some of the nearly 450,000 New Yorkers who fought for the North.
The exhibit received the Award of Merit from the American Association of State and Local History.
The book was written by three top officials at the museum: chief curator Robert Weible, senior historian Jennifer Lemak and associate exhibition planner Aaron Nobel.
For additional information about the book log on to http://www.sunypress.edu .
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