The American Civil War claimed thousands of lives and destroyed countless homes and livelihoods. It also ended slavery and changed the tide of US politics and economy. This series examines the roots of the war, the epic battles and key campaigns, the technology and weapons used, the brave military and political leaders, and the ordinary men and women who lived-and died-during these tumultuous times. Maps, quotes, and historical photos help readers understand the bitter conflict that redefined the face of America forever.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- Spring 2020
- Fall 2019
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 9|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|Subject||History, Social Studies|
|Imprint||ABDO & Daughters|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
|Dimensions||8 x 10|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Civil War – School Library Journal
These broad introductions are divided into two- to four-page chapters that summarize standard topics such as slavery and sectionalism, causes of the war, military strategies, important battles and turning points, and weapons and technology. Most also include brief profiles of Union and Confederate military and civilian leaders. Ollhoff writes clearly and objectively. . . . The strongest aspect of the series is the outstanding illustrative material, which uses a combination of large, often full-page reproductions of period illustrations and photographs, modern photos of locations, artifacts and living history reenactments, and colorful battle maps, all captioned.