The Northern home front officially has become its own subfield of the Civil War. We know this because Paul A. Cimbala and Randall M. Miller have synthesized much of the work on the topic that has come out over the past twenty-five years or so. The Northern Home Front during the Civil War breaks no new ground – it relies almost entirely on secondary sources – but it presents a fine once-over-lightly on many of the issues that confronted the Union during the war.
Weber, Jennifer L.
"The Northern Home Front during the Civil War,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 21
Available at: https://repository.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol21/iss3/22