Chester the Crab's comix make history into an adventure for reluctant readers! "Slavery's Storm" tells the story of Nat Turner's Revolt, Dred Scott's legal battle and John Brown's Raid as the gathering political storm clouds darken America in the days before the Civil War. This graphic novel is an excellent way to make the political arguments over slavery understandable to today's student! By Bentley Boyd, 24 pages.
This booklet offers a concise representation of foods and recipes used by soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, along with food recipes utilized by concerned parents and relatives who sent prepared foods into the camps. The recipes are derived from period resources, including soldiers' diaries. Collected and edited by George A. Rice, 30 pages.
The Untold Civil War: Exploring the Human Side of War by James "Bud" Robertson. Edited by Neil Kagan. James Robertson, whose weekly talks about little-known people and events of the Civil War aired for 15 years on National Public Radio, brings history to life here in a collection of true stories revealing the human struggles and personal dramas that took place as great events unfolded. He tells us, for example, how 11-year-old Grace Bedell changed the face of history by urging President-elect Abraham Lincoln to grow a beard and how the pious and abstemious
By Terryl W. Elliott. Detailed here are the origin and nature of the Rebel Yell, a piece of history largely lost to time. The text offers a substantial theory of the derivation of the yell, analyzes its variations, and assesses the few documented descriptions and recorded versions in their historical context. The book includes stories and poems featuring the yell and concludes with a list of references. 160 pages. Paperback. Item # 20396
Meticulously researched, this book documents the real stories of white and black activists who risked their lives in a concerted effort to help thousands of brave fugitive slaves race from bondage to claim their freedom. By R.C. Smedley. Paperback, 407 pages.
Celebrated for her courageous exploits as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman has entered history as one of nineteenth-century America's most enduring and important figures. But just who was this remarkable woman? By Catherine Clinton. Paperback, 272 pages.
An African-American woman's Civil War memoir. Near the end of her classic wartime account, Susie King Taylor writes, "there are many people who do not know what some of the colored women did during the war." For her own part, Taylor spent four years--without pay or formal training--nursing sick and wounded members of a black regiment of Union soldiers. Taylor tells of being born into slavery and of learning, in secret, to read and write. She describes maturing under her wartime responsibilities and travelling with the troops in South Carolina, Georgia,
From Victory to Collapse.Author Joseph Glatthaar draws on a range of sources - from letters & diaries, to war records, to a definitive data base of statistics -to rewrite the history of the Civil War's most important army. 600 pages