Civil War Zombies?

A stellar introduction into a world where the dead rose during the Battle of Gettysburg, leaving the Civil War unfinished and the country in turmoil. Years later, people on the east coast live in fortified cities, there is a sharp divide between those preaching survival (for Whites) and those holding to the concept of equal rights, and training schools have been established under the Native and Negro Education Act.

One of these schools holds our protagonist Jane McKeene, a mixed-race girl training to be an Attendant, and longing to return home. She accidentally unravels a plot among the Survivalists and is plunged into a world where the walking dead are the least of her problems.