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History is dramatic -- and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, opinions, attitudes and tribulations that led to the birth of this great nation.
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The Civil War: 1860-1865

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Overview

History is dramatic -- and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, opinions, attitudes and tribulations that led to the birth of this great nation.
The Civil War examines the people and events involved in the bloody war that pitted the Northern states against those that seceded to form the Confederacy. This book recounts events leading up to the war as well as to the battles themselves. The authors examine the lives & personalities of key figures, including Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, and Robert E. Lee. The text is enhanced with images of art & artifacts, maps, and photographs from the era.

Examines the people and events involved in the bloody war that pitted the Northern states against those that seceded to form the Confederacy.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Between 1861 and 1865, the United States tore itself apart. In those momentous yet terrible years, more Americans were killed than in nearly all the other wars fought by the nation. Why did Americans come to such bitter blows with one another? What effect did the leadership styles of Presidents Lincoln and Davis have upon the ultimate outcome of the war? How was the war fought and what implications did the tactical genre of the day have upon the lives of the men and women of the time? What role did African-American soldiers play in fighting to eradicate the evils of slavery? What were some of the major battles and leaders of the age and how did they influence and shape the results of the war? These and many other pertinent questions are addressed in this concise yet comprehensive textbook study of one of the most significant events in American history. As the author points out, the age we live in has been directly shaped by the travails of the people who lived through the Civil War. This text does an outstanding job of detailing the major political, military, and institutional elements of the Civil War. As part of "The Drama of American History" series, it can either stand alone or be used as part of a broader study of that nation's saga.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-The Colliers emphasize political history as opposed to social or cultural events in these clearly written books. Each volume concentrates on one theme and succeeds well. Civil War takes readers through strategies, battles, and outcomes and provides an analysis of factors leading up to the war. Reconstruction begins with Appomattox and includes current and former opinions about important persons and events of the time. Slavery includes background material, much detail on everyday life, and good interpretations of the events leading up to the Civil War. Each title includes many maps and full color as well as black-and-white photos and reproductions. Excellent additions to history collections.-Linda Beck, Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, PA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620645130
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/7/2012
  • Series: Drama of American History Series , #12
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 581,771
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • File size: 9 MB

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