Civil War: Slavery
The American Civil War continues to be one of the most significant events in US history. In this title, readers will examine one of the most controversial issues that separated the North and the South: slavery. Engaging text introduces readers to the history of slavery and explores the moral and economic reasons this issue was so inflammatory between the Northern and Southern states. Chapters also cover the abolition movement and political developments such as Bleeding Kansas and the US Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision. Additionally, readers will explore the significance of the roles people such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown, Frederick Douglass, and Abraham Lincoln played in the start of the war.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 9|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|BISACS||JNF025270, JNF025200, JNF018010|
|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|
|Guided Reading Level||U|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.5|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||150054|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|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.