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Gettysburg

by Iain C. Martin Sky Pony (September 10, 2013)

In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia advanced into Pennsylvania in a daring offensive to win the Civil War in a single campaign. They met the Union Army at a quiet crossroads...


The True Story Behind Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

by Jennifer Armstrong & Albert Lorenz Aladdin (September 03, 2013)

Four score and seven years ago...

So begins one of the most important speeches in the history of the United States -- Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Given on a cold November day, it wasn't much of a...


What Kind of War Was It, Anyhow?

by Nancy Ekberg NewSouth Books (February 01, 2002)

In the summer of 1862, Jeremy, a Southern boy, becomes aware that a war is going on. But what kind of war was it? He begins his investigation by asking the people around him. His father explains to him that...


Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America

by Harold Holzer Newmarket for It Books (December 11, 2012)

A new book—and companion to the Steven Spielberg film—tracing how Abraham Lincoln came to view slavery . . . and came to end it.

Steven Spielberg focused his movie Lincoln on the sixteenth president's tumultuous...


Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow (Scholastic Focus)

by Henry Louis Gates Jr. & Tonya Bolden Scholastic Focus (January 29, 2019)

This is a story about America during and after Reconstruction, one of history's most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In a stirring account of emancipation, the struggle for citizenship and national reunion,...


Two Miserable Presidents

by Steve Sheinkin & Tim Robinson Roaring Brook Press (July 06, 2009)

New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Honor recipient Steve Sheinkin gives young readers the causes and curses that divided America into Union and Confederate nations in Two Miserable Presidents: The...


Guts & Glory: The American Civil War

by Ben Thompson, C. M. Butzer, Will Collyer & Brian Delaney Hachette Book Group (October 28, 2014)

A hilarious, accessible, and, most importantly, educational collection of unbelievable but true events and heroes of the Civil War, from the creator of the popular blog, badassoftheweek.com

Heart-stopping charges,...


Pocket Bios: Abraham Lincoln

by Al Berenger Roaring Brook Press (July 16, 2018)

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln, an American politician and lawyer, is best known for serving as the 16th...


Underground

by Shane W. Evans Roaring Brook Press (January 17, 2011)

One of School Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011

A few well chosen words and spellbinding images pack an emotion wallop not soon forgotten in this picture book for young readers about the Underground...


Mr. Lincoln's High-Tech War

by Thomas B. Allen, Roger Macbride Allen & Fred Sullivan Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2013)

Thomas B. Allen's expertise in militaryhistory and strategy is combined with Roger MacBride Allen's knowledge oftechnology to reveal a lesser known yet fascinating side of the sixteenthpresident of the United...


Slavery and the Coming of the Civil War

O Captain, My Captain

by Robert Burleigh & Sterling Hundley Abrams Books for Young Readers (April 01, 2019)

Dramatic, lyrical, and beautifully illustrated, O Captain, My Captain tells the story of one of America?s greatest poets and how he was inspired by one of America?s greatest presidents. Whitman and Lincoln...


The Underground Abductor (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #5)

by Nathan Hale Amulet Books (April 20, 2015)

New York Times Bestseller

Araminta Ross was born a slave in Delaware in the early 19th century. Slavery meant that her family could be ripped apart at any time, and that she could be put to work in dangerous...


Nurse, Soldier, Spy

by Marissa Moss & John Hendrix Abrams Books for Young Readers (November 10, 2014)

This is the incredible true story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who dressed as a man and fought in the Civil War. When she was 19, Sarah cut her hair, donned her brother’s clothes, and fled from Canada, where her...


Big Bad Ironclad! (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #2)

by Nathan Hale Amulet Books (July 31, 2012)

Each of the books in Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales has elements of the strange but true and is presented in an engaging, funny format, highlighting the larger-than-life characters that pop up in real history....


Deadly Aim

by Sally M. Walker Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (July 29, 2019)

"Hits the mark."?Kirkus

An engaging middle-grade nonfiction narrative of the American Indian soldiers who bravely fought in the Civil War from Sibert Award-winning author Sally M. Walker.

More than 20,000 American...


The Civil War: The Struggle that Divided America

by Judy Dodge Cummings & Sam Carbaugh Nomad Press (November 01, 2017)

Slavery or freedom? The question of whether to make the United States a slave country or to make all people free was the question that pitted the states against each other in a brutal battle. In The Civil War:...


C is for Civil Rights : The African-American Civil Rights Movement | Children's History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Why did the African-Americans fight so hard for their civil rights? There are many reasons why but they all point to injustice. Open your eyes to how unfair the world was before the Civil Rights Movement. Learn...


A First Book in American History

by Edward Eggleston Dancing Unicorn Books (January 29, 2017)

See the times as they were: the people, the places, the food, the importance of events as they happened. From Columbus' boyhood to his discovery voyage; John Cabot; Henry Hudson; William Penn; Ben Franklin;...


The Children's Civil War

by James Marten The University of North Carolina Press (November 15, 2000)

Children--white and black, northern and southern--endured a vast and varied range of experiences during the Civil War. Children celebrated victories and mourned defeats, tightened their belts and widened their...


Abraham Lincoln

by David Colbert Aladdin (June 02, 2009)

You're about to be an eyewitness to the ten crucial days in Abraham Lincoln's life, including:

  • A tragic loss that sets a boy on a course for greatness
  • A career sacrificed to protest an unjust war
  • A state resorting...

  • Great Civil War Projects: You Can Build Yourself

    by Maxine Anderson Nomad Press (June 01, 2012)

    From periscopes to homemade paper, uniforms to telegraphs, Great Civil War Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the Civil War era through hands-on building projects and activities using common household...


    A House Divided

    by Jules Archer & Allen C. Guelzo Sky Pony (July 14, 2015)

    A House Divided is an exciting introduction to two of the most fascinating players in the American Civil War. Ulysses S. Grant was gruff and sloppy, the son of a hardworking but uneducated man opposed to slavery....