Paper doll collectors will delight in dressing two Southern belles in an elegant wardrobe of finely detailed costumes, precisely rendered from genuine period clothing circa 1861. (2 dolls, 12 costumes, 9 supplementary figures.)
Fashions of the Old South Coloring Book, by Tom Tierny. Features clothing worn by plantation society shortly before the beginning of the Civil War. This collection of 29 carefully researched illustrations captures the fine details of these garments, which include walking costumes, evening gowns, morning and afternoon dresses, and wedding apparel for women, as well as suits, vests, trousers, and handsome military uniforms. (32 pages, 11 x 8.25, Paperback)
Civil War Fashions Coloring Book, by Tom Tierney. For colorists of all ages 45 finely detailed illustrations of visually striking mid-Victorian era wardrobes. Officers in handsome military outfits, ladies in elegant daytime and evening dresses of rich taffeta, silk, percale and other fabrics, and children in apparel mirroring adult fashions. Adapted from pages of vintage fashion publications with captions. (48 pages, 11 x 8.25, Paperback)
The Civil War for Kids, by Janis Herbert. The Civil War explodes in this activity guide. Making butternut dye for a Rebel uniform, learning drills and signals with flags, decoding wigwag, baking hardtack, reenacting battles, and making a medicine kit bring this pivotal period in our nation's history to life. (145 pages, 8.5 x 11, Hardcover)
The end of the Battle of Vicksburg opens the entire Mississippi River to Union shipping. The Battle of Gettysburg ends the Confederate invasion of the North and is the turning point in the Civil War. Union soldiers burn Atlanta and many Southern farms on their March to the Sea. The fighting comes to a close after a long siege of Petersburg near Richmond. This colorful graphic novel will excite reluctant readers, prepare students for standardized tests in history and help homeschooling parents!
The fight that split the United States begins! Chester the Crab traces the way states seceded from the Union, shows the attack on Fort Sumter that began the fighting, witnesses Stonewall Jackson's victory at the First Battle of Manassas and steers through the Battle of the Ironclads in Virginia and the Battle of Antietam in Maryland. This colorful graphic novel will excite reluctant readers, prepare students for standardized tests in history and help homeschooling parents!
Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies' Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause, by Caroline E. Janney. Immediately after the Civil War, white women across the South organized to retrieve and rebury the remains of Confederate soldiers scattered throughout the region. In Virginia alone, these Ladies' Memorial Associations (LMAs) relocated and reinterred the remains of more than 72,000 soldiers, nearly 28 percent of the 260,000 Confederate soldiers who perished in the war.
Confederate Women, edited by Mauriel Phillips Joslyn. This anthology of ten historical essays focuses on women's roles during the Civil War. Using archival research and excerpts from real women's own letters and diaries, these essays reveal true stories of heroism. (176 pages, 9 x 6, Paperback)
Amazing Women of the Civil War: Fascinating True Stories of Women Who Made a Difference, by Webb Garrison. Fascinating true stories of some of the most interesting and influential personalities of the Civil War. Their heroic deeds and selfless acts ranged from caring for the wounded to fighting on the battlefields. Included are Harriet Tubman, Belle Boyd, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, and many others. (288 pages, 9 x 6, Paperback)
During America's most divisive war, both the Union and Confederacy took advantage of brave and courageous women willing to adventurously support their causes. These female spies of the Civil War participated in the world's second-oldest profession--spying--a profession perilous in the extreme. The tales of female spies are filled with suspense, bravery, treachery, and trickery. They took enormous risks and achieved remarkable results--changing the face of the war itself. By H. Donald Winkler. Paperback, 334 pages.