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The Red Badge of Courage

by Stephen Crane

"The Red Badge of Courage" is Stephen Crane’s second book and masterpiece, notable for its realism and the fact that Crane had never personally experienced battle. 

The manuscript was first serialised in December...

Great Escapes #3: Civil War Breakout

Great Escapes #3

by W. N. Brown & James Bernardin

Are you ready for some of the most exciting, death-defying escape stories ever told? The third installment in the unputdownable Great Escapes series is here—perfect for fans of the I Survived series!


The Gospel Truth

by Caroline Pignat

Award-winning author Caroline Pignat's new historical novel recreates the world of a Virginia tobacco plantation in 1858. Through the different points of view of slaves, their masters and a visiting bird-watcher...

The Cameo Necklace

by Evelyn Coleman

As Cécile exits a crowded showboat after enjoying a lavish Floating Circus, she stumbles-and when she gets up, she realizes that the cameo necklace she borrowed from her aunt is no longer on her neck. Knowing...

The Hidden Gold

by Sarah Masters Buckey

Marie-Grace can't wait to begin her journey up the Mississippi River with her father. The steamboat they're traveling on is the biggest and fanciest boat Marie-Grace has ever seen. It's crowded with all sorts...

Shadows on Society Hill

by Evelyn Coleman & Juliana Kolesova

Addy is overjoyed when Poppa's new boss offers the Walker family a home of their own on his property in Philadelphia's elegant Society Hill neighborhood. But Addy soon discovers that their new home holds frightening...

Go South to Freedom

by Frye Gaillard

More than twenty years ago, Robert Croshon, an elderly friend of Frye Gaillard's, told him the story of Croshon's ancestor, Gilbert Fields, an African-born slave in Georgia who led his family on a daring flight...

The Exchange

by Alexandra Blye, Jennifer Schulmeister & Shannon Swann

When nine-year-old Sarah Smith fetches potatoes from the shed, she hears an unusual noise and senses something is different. Somewhat apprehensive, she returns to the shed later and realizes it isnt a what in...

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...

The Red Badge of Courage

by Stephen Crane

First published in 1895, this small masterpiece set the pattern for the treatment of war in modern fiction. The novel is told through the eyes of Henry Fleming, a young soldier caught up in an unnamed Civil...

Rebels & Revolutions: Real Tales of Radical Change in America

by Judy Dodge Cummings

Traitor. Agitators. Rabble-rousers. Throughout American history, people who work to radically change society have been criticized, arrested, and even killed. Rebels and Revolutions: Real tales of Radical Change...

The Freedom Thief

by Mikki Sadil

Shortly before the Civil War exploded in the South, thirteen year-old Ben McKenna is fighting his own war against slavery, on the hemp plantation in Kentucky where he lives. His best friend, a crippled slave...

Jo's Triumph

by Nikki Tate

In the late 1850s in and around Carson City, struggles between the Indians and the local whites are growing. During the struggles, Joselyn, a young orphan, meets Sarah Winnemucca, a Paiute girl who becomes her...

Dark Enough to See the Stars

by Cynthia Lynn Noonan

Bloodhounds chase twelve-year-old slave Moses as he follows the North Star to Pennsylvania on the Underground Railroad. His mother taught him to find the star before she was sold to a plantation hundreds of...

The Runaway Friend: A Kirsten Mystery

by Kathleen Ernst & Jean-Paul Tibbles

Kirsten Larson has been living on the Minnesota frontier for a only a few weeks when her neighbor and friend, Erik Sandahl, disappears. Erik had promised to help the Larsons at harvest time, and he owes Uncle...

A New Beginning: My Journey with Addy

by Denise Lewis Patrick & Juliana Kolesova

What if you suddenly found yourself in Addy Walker's world in the middle of the Civil War? How would you feel facing new freedoms and unexpected limits? Join Addy on adventures as you outrun a slave catcher,...

Finding Freedom: An Addy Classic  Volume 1

by Connie Porter & Juliana Kolesova

Addy Walker's family is planning a dangerous escape from slavery during the summer of 1864. But before they can leave, the most terrible thing Addy can imagine happens, her Poppa and her brother, Sam, are sold!...

A Heart Full  of Hope: An Addy Classic Volume 2

by Connie Porter & Juliana Kolesova

Having Poppa home fills Addy's heart with happiness, and moving to a boarding house brings a new special friend, one who encourages Addy to always stay hopeful for the future. Then Addy enjoys the victory of...

Unsolved Mysteries : Escape Through Gettysburg

by Anstle Gladdish

On the borders of the Civil War; thirteen-year old Salina Sice watches her father be taken away to fight in the Confederate army. She worry's for her mother, and she is heartbroken when she has to bid farewell...