War, Terrible War (A History of US Series #6)

War, Terrible War (A History of US Series #6)

by Joy Hakim


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ISBN-13: 9780195153309
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 09/20/2002
Series: A History of US Series , #6
Edition description: REV
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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Table of Contents

Preface IDinner at Brown's Hotel9
Preface IIA Divided Nation11
1Americans Fighting Americans14
2The War Begins17
3Harriet and Uncle Tom23
4Harriet, Also Known As Moses27
Feature: Breaking the Law--a Discussion of Ethics32
5Abraham Lincoln34
6New Salem38
7Mr. President Lincoln41
8President Jefferson Davis45
Feature: Slavery--Then and Now50
10John Brown's Body54
11Lincoln's Problems59
12The Union Generals64
13The Confederate Generals68
14President Davis's Problems73
15Choosing Sides76
16The Soldiers80
17Willie and Tad86
18General McClellan's Campaign89
19War at Sea94
Feature: Ruler of the President's Navy97
20Emancipation Means Freedom98
21Determined Soldiers103
22Marching Soldiers107
23Awesome Fighting111
24Lee the Fox117
25Speeches at Gettysburg119
26More Battles--Will It Ever End?124
Feature: the Turn of the Tide129
27The Second Inaugural130
28Closing In on the End133
29Mr. McLean's Parlor138
30A Play at Ford's Theatre143
31After Words147
Feature: Songs of the Civil War150
Chronology of Events153
More Books to Read154
Picture Credits155
A Note from the Author160

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War, Terrible War (1860-1865) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Hamburgerclan on LibraryThing 1 days ago
This is an account of the American Civil War. It could also be called an Abraham Lincoln love-fest. If Ms. Hakim had anything negative to say about him, it was lost in all the accolades and pro-North sentiments. As an Illinois Yankee, I wasn't too bothered by that. But I did recall that there are other viewpoints out there and that Mr. Lincoln is hardly without fault. (Fortunately my daughter's curriculum makes the effort to present the opposing viewpoint. Sometimes to the point where I have to question their bias.) Overall, the book is as enjoyable and informative as the rest of the History of US series--an excellent introduction to American History.--J.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really great for students working on history projects. It gave me and my partner tons of info. about the Civil War
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember studying history in junior and senior high school...what a dry, bare bones bore! This series bring history to a full, rich, juicy life! I have introduced it to my students and watched them revel in the joys history has to offer us. A must for teachers and parents alike!