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What Kind of War Was It, Anyhow?

by Nancy Ekberg

In the summer of 1862, Jeremy, a Southern boy, becomes aware that a war is going on. But what kind of war was it? He begins his investigation by asking the people around him. His father explains to him that...


Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America

by Harold Holzer

A new book—and companion to the Steven Spielberg film—tracing how Abraham Lincoln came to view slavery . . . and came to end it.

Steven Spielberg focused his movie Lincoln on the sixteenth president's tumultuous...


O Captain, My Captain

by Robert Burleigh & Sterling Hundley

Dramatic, lyrical, and beautifully illustrated, O Captain, My Captain tells the story of one of America?s greatest poets and how he was inspired by one of America?s greatest presidents. Whitman and Lincoln...


The Underground Abductor (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #5)

by Nathan Hale

New York Times Bestseller

Araminta Ross was born a slave in Delaware in the early 19th century. Slavery meant that her family could be ripped apart at any time, and that she could be put to work in dangerous...


Nurse, Soldier, Spy

by Marissa Moss & John Hendrix

This is the incredible true story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who dressed as a man and fought in the Civil War. When she was 19, Sarah cut her hair, donned her brother’s clothes, and fled from Canada, where her...


Big Bad Ironclad! (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #2)

by Nathan Hale

Each of the books in Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales has elements of the strange but true and is presented in an engaging, funny format, highlighting the larger-than-life characters that pop up in real history....


The Maryland Line in the Confederate States Army

by W. W. Goldsborough

Published in 1900, this is the history of the men from Maryland who joined the Confederate military and the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War.

 


The Civil War: The Struggle that Divided America

by Judy Dodge Cummings & Sam Carbaugh

Slavery or freedom? The question of whether to make the United States a slave country or to make all people free was the question that pitted the states against each other in a brutal battle. In The Civil War:...


Who Freed the Slaves? History 4th Grade | Children's American Civil War Era History Books

by Baby Professor

The American Civil War was caused by so many inequalities. One of which was the issue of slavery. In this US history book for fourth graders, we're going to learn how slavery came to end. Who was the main figure...


C is for Civil Rights : The African-American Civil Rights Movement | Children's History Books

by Baby Professor

Why did the African-Americans fight so hard for their civil rights? There are many reasons why but they all point to injustice. Open your eyes to how unfair the world was before the Civil Rights Movement. Learn...


A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States

by Frederick Law Olmsted

Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) was a journalist and landscape designer who is regarded as the founder of American landscape architecture: his most famous achievement was Central Park in New York, of which...


A First Book in American History

by Edward Eggleston

See the times as they were: the people, the places, the food, the importance of events as they happened. From Columbus' boyhood to his discovery voyage; John Cabot; Henry Hudson; William Penn; Ben Franklin;...


The Children's Civil War

by James Marten

Children--white and black, northern and southern--endured a vast and varied range of experiences during the Civil War. Children celebrated victories and mourned defeats, tightened their belts and widened their...


Great Civil War Projects: You Can Build Yourself

by Maxine Anderson

From periscopes to homemade paper, uniforms to telegraphs, Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the Civil War era through hands-on building projects and activities using common household...


The Civil War: 1861-1865

by James I Robertson & Mort Künstler

The Civil War takes readers on a chronological journey of the most important events of the conflict with action-packed illustrations by Mort Künstler—the most collected Civil War artist in the world—and inquiry-based...