The Home Fronts in the Civil War

The Home Fronts in the Civil War

by Dale Anderson


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In 1861, many people believed the Civil War would be short and glorious. By the time of the South's defeat in 1865, it had proven long and bloody. While the soldiers in the field won and lost battles, women and men who did not fight carried out vital work to further the war efforts of both North and South. In the North, factories and businesses boomed, making supplies for the soldiers, but provided few benefits for civilians. Life in the South, where many of the battles raged, was hard, with food scarce and travel difficult. Newspapers and photos brought the war home to everyone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780836855968
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2004
Series: World Almanac Library of the Civil War Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Life at Home6
Chapter 2Life in the South11
Chapter 3Life in the North16
Chapter 4African Americans in the War22
Chapter 5Creating a New Nation28
Chapter 6Lincoln in Office34
Chapter 7Telling the Story of the War40
Time Line44
Further Resources46

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