Civil War - U.S.

Jefferson Davis and the Confederacy

By Lou Waryncia, editor

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Young Jefferson Davis -- A promising officer -- The colonel from Mississippi -- Family ties -- The statesman emerges -- A nation divided -- Secession! -- Map : the War Between the States -- The Confederate president : was Davis doomed to defeat? -- Raiders, cruisers, and blockade runners -- A spy in the Confederate White House -- The Confederate image : art of the Civil War South -- Symbol of the lost cause.
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Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent: How Daring Slaves and Free Blacks Spied for the Union During the Civil War

By Thomas B. Allen

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"Readers discover that Harriet Tubman--well-known to them as an ex-slave who led hundreds of her people to freedom along the Underground Railroad--was also a spy for the Union Army. More specifically she worked behind Confederate lines in South Carolina getting information about troop movement and Rebel fortifications from slaves that she was leading to freedom on the Underground Railroad."

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The War Is On! Battle of First Bull Run

By Hama, Wagner, Verma

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"Stand with the raw recruits of the Confederate and Union armies as they face each other in the first major battle of the American Civil War" in this graphic novel.
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Civil War Doctor: The Story of Mary Walker

By Carla Joinson

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A biography of Mary Edwards Walker was one of the first women to receive a medical degree in the United States and went on to serve as a doctor to the Union soldiers during the Civil War. Her unconventional and determined life paved the way for generations of women in medicine and beyond.

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African-American Religious Leaders

By Jim Haskins and Kathleen Benson

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The 25 leaders are arranged in chronological sections from the revolutionary era to the present.

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I'll Pass For Your Comrade: Women Soldiers in the Civil War

By Anita Silvey

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Sarah Emma Edmonds enlisted because she believed in the Union cause; Melverina Peppercorn joined to stay near her twin brother. Although women were not allowed to enlist as soldiers in the Civil War, many disguised themselves as men and fought anyway.
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Civil War Spies

By Tim O'Shei

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The Civil War marked the only time that U.S. citizens went to war against each other. Discover how spies on both the Union and Confederate sides used the element of surprise to outsmart the enemy and gather important information.

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Traveling the Freedom Road: From Slavery and the Civil War Through Reconstruction

By Linda Barrett Osborne

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This book features illustrations, original documents, photographs and first-person narratives to give an account of slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Includes a time line.

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Mr. Lincoln's High-Tech War: How the North Used the Telegraph, Railroads, Surveillance Balloons, Ironclads, High-Powered Weapons, and More to Win the Civil War

By Thomas B. Allen & Roger MacBride Allen

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Lincoln knew that winning the war would take more than the same old strategies and maneuvers. It would require using technology to create new ways of waging war. Lincoln worked to make sure his soldiers and sailors had the best and latest hardware. By combining new tools with time-tested tactics, he helped revolutionize warfare.

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On to Richmond: The Civil War in the East, 1861-1862

By James R. Arnold and Roberta Wiener

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Discover the political, economic, and cultural implications of the war through the voices of Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, former slaves, impassioned abolitionists, soldiers, and other participants in this fascinating series. Supports the national curriculum standards Time, Continuity, and Change; Individual Development and Identity; Individuals, Groups, and Institutions; Power, Authority, and Governance; and Civic Ideals and Practices as outlined by the National Council for the Social Studies.
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