American Civil War Reference Library, 1st Edition

  • Kevin Hillstrom
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  • ISBN-10: 0787691410
  • ISBN-13: 9780787691417
  • DDC: 973.7
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 952 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2000 | Published/Released December 2003
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2000

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American Civil War Reference Library offers comprehensive and wide ranging research options on this compelling era of American history. Material in each of the three titles has been reviewed by an independent advisory board for its curriculum relevance and its accessibility to students in grades 6-12.

American Civil War: Almanac provides in-depth background and interpretation of the era, events and topics. Subject chapters offer viewpoints, definitions, chronological coverage of battles, further reading and sidebars highlighting individuals, statistics and other attention-grabbing information.

American Civil War: Biographies offers detailed essays on the lives of 60 individuals in two volumes. The 1,200- to 2,400-word essays are accompanied by sidebars, further reading lists, cross-references and more. Each volume includes a chronology, project suggestions, a name/subject index and more.

American Civil War: Primary Sources offers text of 14 full or excerpted speeches, newspaper accounts, novels, memoirs and other documents that reflect a wide range of viewpoints. Each entry includes background information about the subject, definitions, and details on the impact the document had on the public.

For table of contents, sample pages or other volume specific information see the entry for the Almanac, Biographies or Primary Sources.

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Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0787638188 | ISBN-13: 9780787638184


"There is plenty of solid biographical information here for report-writing time. ... This set should definitely be considered for purchase by middle- and senior-high school libraries and YA sections of public libraries where Civil War materials are in demand." Booklist (June 15, 2000)

— Booklist

"A detailed and comprehensive resource... the volumes in the American Civil War Reference Library offer supplementary material that will be useful in large collections." -- School Library Journal (February 2001)

— School Library Journal

"The b&w page layout is clean and uncomplicated, and the maps are clear and readable. The outstanding photographs depict the reality and horror of the war. Recommended." — The Book Report (September/October 2000)

— Book Report