This book explores the causes of and events leading to the American Civil War including slavery, Abraham Lincoln's presidential victory, secession, and the Battle of Fort Sumter. Easy-to-read, engaging text discusses major battles and key figures of the war and the technology and weapons used during the war. Through primary source quotes, readers will discover the experiences of soldiers and people on the home front. Readers will learn what impact the Civil War had on US history and the country's development. Oversized photographs and informative sidebars enhance and support the text. Features include a timeline, facts page, glossary, bibliography, source notes, and an index.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|Subject||History, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color illustrations, 1-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||9.75 x 8.5|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||NOT AR|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Essential Library of American Wars - Library Media Connection
This series is an excellent resource for history and war enthusiasts. Each book ends with a full-color timeline and “Scope of War” which provides a map of key battles, a pie graph of casualties, and a short list of key players. B&w and color illustrations offer visuals to Revolutionary War while Vietnam War has the addition of photographs. This series will be a popular addition to nonfiction collections. Recommended.
Essential Library of American Wars - Horn Book Guide
Maps, archival drawings and photographs, and numerous inserts extend and enhance the informative texts.
Essential Library of American Wars - School Library Journal
These titles do an excellent job of describing the history of. . .wars in which the United States has been involved. . . . The amount of information in these titles makes them solid additions.