The New Civil War Handbook offers a complete guide for American Civil War enthusiasts of all ages. Author Mark Hughes uses clear and concise writing, broken down into short, easy to understand chapters, complete with tables, charts, and nearly 150 photographs to trace the history of the war from the beginning of the conflict through the final surrender. By Mark Hughes, 158 pages.
Thirty carefully rendered illustrations depict remarkable women from the North and South in settings that range from the battlefield to the White House. Informative captions highlight the roles and accomplishments of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mary Todd Lincoln, Mary Boykin Chesnut, Louisa May Alcott, Varina Howell Davis, and 25 others. By Peter F. Copeland, 30 pages.
Between 1860 and 1910, stereoscopes were very popular - almost every parlor contained one. Many of the photographers who chronicled the American Civil War employed stereographic cameras to record images of that momentous struggle. The stereo cards that they produced contain two images - one for each eye When viewed with the stereoscope, each eye sees only the appropriate image, producing the illusion of three dimensions. The photographs in this book were taken between 1861 and 1865. They have been digitally restored and converted to red/cyan anaglyphs so that e
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.
The Underground Railroad for Kids: From Slavery to Freedom with 21 Activities, by Mary Kay Carson. Beginning with a time line that traces the history of slavery in America, this thorough overview includes a narrative history, many quotes from primary sources, archival drawings and photographs, and 21 related projects. Brief biographies are provided for famous conductors such as Harriet Tubman, and the many stationmasters, brakemen, and courageous African-American and white individuals who served as guides. (164 pages, 8.5 x 11, Paperback)
The romance of the Old South is magnificently captured in this paper doll collection, highlighting the elaborate dreses, gowns and military uniforms typical of a well-to-do plantation family of the Civil War era. The stars of this collection are a lively pair of Soputhern belles, one of them a bride.
The Massachusetts 54th: African American Soldiers of the Union, by Gina DeAngelis. It's hard to imagine the turmoil within our country during this pivotal period. Explains the events leading up to the formation of the Massachusetts 54th, a regiment of free blacks, and its participation in the Civil War. Easy-to-read text helps all readers understand the human and financial toll America paid to usher in a new, brighter era. (48 pages, 9 x 6.8, Paperback)
Historical Comics in cooperation with Marvel Comics brings to life the crucial Battle of Shiloh in Volume II of their Epic Battles of the Civil War series. With outstanding artwork throughout, you'll want to collect all four volumes!
Historical Comics in cooperation with Marvel Comics brings to life the paramount Battle of Gettysburg in Volume IV of their Epic Battles of the Civil War series. With outstanding artwork throughout, you'll want to collect all four volumes!
Historical Comics in cooperation with Marvel Comics brings to life the Battle of First Manassas (a.k.a. Bull Run) in Volume I of their Epic Battles of the Civil War series. With outstanding artwork throughout, you'll want to collect all four volumes!