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A Nation Torn: The Story of How the Civil War Began

A Nation Torn: The Story of How the Civil War Began

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by Delia Ray

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A wonderful introduction to the events that led up to America's Civil War. Ray successfully puts the confusing events of 1860 and 1861 into clear focus and, by using primary-source material, adds a human perspective. She covers all the familiar causes of the war--states' rights, free state vs. slave state--in language and tone that is appropriate for a juvenile audience. Even students reading about these events for the first time will be able to have an understanding of the reasons for the war. For the most part, the black-and-white illustrations and reproductions are good. The bibliography is excellent, and will be helpful to those wishing to read further on the subject. This will become a well-used resource in any library. --Elizabeth M. Reardon, McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN

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San Val, Incorporated
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Young Readers' History of the Civil War Ser.

Meet the Author

Delia Ray's novel GHOST GIRL: A BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN STORY has been nominated on state lists in Oklahoma, Kansas, South Carolina, Missouri, Indiana, and New Hampshire. Ms. Ray is also the author of three young-adult nonfiction books about American history. Her latest novel, SINGING HANDS, is based on her mother's experiences growing up as a hearing child with deaf parents. Ms. Ray lives with her family in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Nation Torn 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gives a real feel for history instead of presenting sanitized and therefore implausible reasons for why the civil war started.