Civil War - U.S. -- fiction

Riot

By Walter Dean Myers

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In 1863, fifteen-year-old Claire, the daughter of an Irish mother and a black father, faces ugly truths and great danger when Irish immigrants, enraged by the Civil War and a federal draft, lash out against blacks and wealthy "swells" of New York City.

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How Few Remain

By Harry Turtledove

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What if the South had won the Civil War? In this Harry Turtledove bestseller the year is 1881. Lincoln, since losing the Civil War and then the presidency, is an itinerant socialist speech-maker. In the Confederate States of America, President James Longstreet buys northern Mexico, and the U.S. president declares war....
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C.S.A.: Confederate States of America

By Howard Means

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What if the South had won the Civil War? This author pictures North America at the dawn of the 21st Century divided into two parts, a Northern disaster area called the Industrial Zone, and a Southern Confederacy ruled from Richmond, where the races are equal but very, very separate....

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Fire on the Waters: A Novel of the Civil War at Sea

By David Poyer

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The year is 1861, and America shudders on the brink of disunion. Elisha Eaker, scion of a wealthy Manhattan banking family, joins the Navy against his father's wishes. He does it as much to avoid an arranged marriage to his cousin, Araminta Van Velsor, as to defend the flag.

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Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

This is Week 10 of a 12-Week series of blog posts reviewing new young adult books. Check back each Monday for a new review.

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is a page-turning story of star-crossed teenage love with a Southern gothic twist and a side of magic.

In the town of Gatlin, South Carolina, everyone knows everybody's business and nothing exciting ever happens, unless you count the annual re-enactment of a local Civil War battle. Unbeknownst to the residents of Gatlin (at least most residents) beneath the thick Southern accents and Spanish moss lurks a whole other magical world, one of hidden underground libraries, voodoo and deadly family curses.

Lena Duchannes and Ethan Wate bridge the gap between these two worlds - two worlds that were never meant to meet.

No Man's Land: A Young Soldier's Story

By Susan Campbell Bartoletti

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Because he had been unable to fight off the gator which injured his father, fourteen-year-old Thrasher joins the Confederate Army, en route to Virginia, hoping to prove his manhood.
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After the Rain

By Mary Pope Osborne

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In her diary, a ten-year-old girl writes about her family's experiences living in Washington, D.C., in 1864-65, during which time the Civil War comes to an end and President Lincoln is assassinated. Includes historical notes.

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Shadows on Society Hill: An Addy Mystery

By Evelyn Coleman

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When her family moves to Philadelphia's Society Hill neighborhood in 1866, Addy discovers that her new home holds dangerous secrets--including one connected to the North Carolina plantation she had escaped from only two years earlier. Includes a brief overview of the experiences of African Americans during Reconstruction, the period immediately following the Civil War.
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Iron Thunder: The Battle Between the Monitor & the Merrimac: A Civil War Novel

By Avi

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Tom's job as an assistant to Captain John Ericsson, the inventor of the Monitor, makes him a target of Confederate spies.

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