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Children's LiteratureThe end of the Civil War in 1865 was really more of a beginning than a conclusion. While it was true that the military phase of the transformation that was wrought by the Civil War was over, many other chapters in that change process were to still unfold. In "The World Almanac Library of the Civil War" series, Anderson offers readers a great deal of information and substance regarding a set of events that truly opened the door to the modern era of American history. In this particular work Anderson touches upon the tumultuous Reconstruction period. The fate of African Americans is highlighted as well as the backlash that has dogged American race relations up to the present day. Anderson also describes social, economic, and political events spawned by the violent war years. Finally, Anderson relates the way in which many of the issues that caused the Civil War persist, such as sectionalism and racism. However, the Union victory in the Civil War converted a loose confederation of individual states into a unified nation of great force. Anderson's creative and informative manner has created a useful book. 2004, World Almanac Library, Ages 10 up.
—Greg M. Romaneck