Civil War - U.S.

Abraham Lincoln

By Jan Johns (Actor)

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Beginning in 1861, the Civil War divided the country, pitting 'brother against brother' in a conflict that threatened to permanently destroy the union. If not for the dedication and firm resolve of Abraham Lincoln during this difficult time, the Ulnited States may have ceased to exist.
Closed captioned
Run time: 23 minutes
VHS

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The Gettysburg Address

By Kenneth G. Richards

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Follows the events which led to the Battle of Gettysburg in 1864 and describes the dedication of the Cemetery to the fallen soldiers by Lincoln in his famous speech. Includes a copy of the Gettysburg Address.

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Which Way Freedom?

By Joyce Hansen

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Obi escapes from slavery during the Civil War, joins a black Union regiment, and soon becomes involved in the bloody fighting at Fort Pillow, Tennessee. Sequel to Out of This Place.

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From Slave to Soldier: Based on a True Civil War Story

By Deborah Hopkinson

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A boy who hates being a slave joins the Union Army to fight for freedom, and proves himself brave and capable of handling a mule team when the need arises. Ready-to-read, level 3.

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The Emancipation Proclamation

By Michael J. Martin

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Explores the events leading up to Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, which freed most slaves, and its effects on the course of the Civil War.

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Days of Jubilee: The End of Slavery in the United States

By Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack

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Uses slave narratives, letters, diaries, military orders, and other documents to chronicle the various stages leading to the emancipation of slaves in the United States.

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Turn Homeward, Hannalee

By Patricia Beatty

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Twelve-year-old Hannalee Reed is marched away from her home by the Yankees to work in a mill in Indiana during the Civil War. Her father is dead, and her mother is expecting another baby. When she and her brother are separated, she wonders if she'll ever be able to keep her promise to go back to Georgia.

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Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl

By Tonya Bolden

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A biography of a remarkable black girl growing up free in Manhattan before, during and after the Civil War.

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The River Between Us

By Richard Peck

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During the early days of the Civil War, the Pruitt family takes in two mysterious young ladies who have fled New Orleans to come north to Illinois. 

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