The Civil War Through Primary Sources

Age Level: 9–15  Grade Level: 4–10

This middle-school series makes Civil War history come to life. Real-life stories, descriptions of major events, and primary-source illustrations will enhance the reader’s experience.

  • Readers step into history to discover the war that pitted North against South
  • Contains full-color illustrations and real-life stories of courage and heroism
  • Information-packed, introduces the major issues, events, and people of the time period
  • Primary sources breathe life into the story of the Civil War
  • Supports the history curriculum
  • 7 1/2” x 9”
  • 48pp.
  • Illus. with color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations
  • Contains a glossary, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Spring 2013
  • Series Lexile: 840
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An Overview of the American Civil War Through Primary Sources

An Overview of the American Civil War Through Primary Sources

Carin T. Ford
In April 1861, Abraham Lincoln’s prophetic words, “A house divided against itself cannot stand,” came true when Confederate soldiers attacked Fort Sumter, beginning the American Civil War. The war pitted North against South, brother against brother, neighbor against neighbor...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4124-0
Binding: Library Ed.
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Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and the Battle of Gettysburg Through Primary Sources

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and the Battle of Gettysburg Through Primary Sources

Carin T. Ford
“This nation . . . shall have a new birth of freedom.” President Abraham Lincoln delivered these words in his Gettysburg Address, a speech commemorating the fallen soldiers at the Battle of Gettysburg...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4126-4
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The Civil War's African-American Soldiers Through Primary Sources

The Civil War's African-American Soldiers Through Primary Sources

Carin T. Ford
The Civil War began as a struggle to reunite a divided nation, and it became a fight to end slavery. For African-American soldiers, the cause was always greater—freedom. African Americans had been enslaved in the United States for more than two hundred years...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4125-7
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The Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln, and Slavery Through Primary Sources

The Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln, and Slavery Through Primary Sources

Carin T. Ford
“If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.” When Abraham Lincoln said this, many Americans did not agree. Most of them lived in the South, where their economy depended on slave labor. In 1861, the year Lincoln became president, the conflict over slavery became a war between a divided nation...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4129-5
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The Underground Railroad and Slavery Through Primary Sources

The Underground Railroad and Slavery Through Primary Sources

Carin T. Ford
In 1619, the first African slaves arrived in America. More than two hundred years later, African-American slaves continued to suffer under the cruelest and harshest conditions in the South. Slaves tried to escape, but it was difficult...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4127-1
Binding: Library Ed.
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Women of the Civil War Through Primary Sources

Women of the Civil War Through Primary Sources

Carin T. Ford
The Civil War was fought mostly by men, but the war could not have been won without the courageous effort of women. During the war, women served as spies and nurses. Some disguised themselves as men to become soldiers...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4128-8
Binding: Library Ed.
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