The Civil War

by Schomp, Virginia.

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Non Fiction J 973.78 Sch64
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 973.78 Sch64
Describes the Civil War through the letters of the people who fought it on both sides, including the voices of women on the front and the experiences of African Americans.
Fighting for the Confederacy
All for the Union
Black troops fight for freedom
Women at the front
"Desolation and ashes"
Conclusion: "Touched with fire"
Time line of Civil War events.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Reviewed with Virginia Schomp's World War II0 . Gr. 6-8. This companion series to the Letters from the Homefront series makes use of letters to give a first-hand sense of the history. Schomp presents the story of each military conflict in a succinct, readable way, highlighting aspects of importance to American social history, such as race relations during and after each war. More than a dozen letters appear in each book, along with a paragraph of background on the letter writer and historical context. Most of the period photographs are black-and-white, and their reproduction is quite good. Color is used for tinted photos as well as for paintings and maps. Sidebars provide information on topics such as the rebel yell and boys in uniform (in Civil War)0 and military censors and the Tuskegee Airmen (in World War II0 ). Each book ends with a time line, a bibliography, notes for quotations, and acknowledgments of sources for the reprinted letters. An attractive, informative series. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Schomp, Virginia. Letters from the battlefront.
Subjects United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
Publisher New York :Benchmark Books,2004
Language English
Description 95 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 82-84) and index.
ISBN 0761416609
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