Spies in the Civil War

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Many of the men and women who served as spies in the Civil War were otherwise "ordinary" Americans who had received no special training in intelligence gathering, but simply observed what was going on around them and then passed that information to those who needed it. The stories of spies such as Allan Pinkerton, Elizabeth Van Lew, Belle Boyd, and Rose O'Neal Greenhow vividly illustrate the differing motivations and backgrounds of those who became involved in espionage. Additional critical information came from ...

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Overview

Many of the men and women who served as spies in the Civil War were otherwise "ordinary" Americans who had received no special training in intelligence gathering, but simply observed what was going on around them and then passed that information to those who needed it. The stories of spies such as Allan Pinkerton, Elizabeth Van Lew, Belle Boyd, and Rose O'Neal Greenhow vividly illustrate the differing motivations and backgrounds of those who became involved in espionage. Additional critical information came from former slaves, nurses, and men and women who found themselves in hostile territory when the war began.

The Civil War: A Nation Divided offers a unique perspective on the Civil War, the bloodiest conflict in America's history. Featuring primary source material, each title in this informative new set details a specific topic of life during the war and its immediate aftermath.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604130393
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Series: Civil War: A Nation Divided Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Chronology 7

1 Elizabeth Van Lew 14

2 North and South Divided 24

3 "We Never Sleep" 30

4 Rose O'Neal Greenhow 46

5 Belle Boyd 57

6 African-American Spies 68

7 Divided Loyalties 78

8 Spies in Disguise 91

Glossary 103

Bibliography 104

Further Resources 106

Picture Credits 107

Index 108

About the Authors 112

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