Civil War Readings

After spending a good chunk of time reading and learning about the American Civil War, we are almost ready to move on in our history studies.  Before we do, I wanted to share some of the wonderful books and resources we used to learn about the American Civil War. 

The Civil War: Primary Sources, edited by David M. Haugen
People at the Center of The Civil War, by Chris Hughes
You Wouldn't Want to be a Nurse During the American Civil War, by Kathryn Senior
The Gettysburg Address, by Abraham Lincoln
Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman, by Dorothy Sterling
The Emancipation Proclamation: Hope of Freedom for the Slaves, by Michael J. Martin

Historical Fiction Novels:
The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane
Across Five Aprils, by Irene Hunt
The Perilous Road, by William O. Steele
Turn Homeward, Hannalee, by Patricia Beatty
Shades of Gray, by Carolyn Reeder
Addy: An American Girl, by Connie Porter

Resources for Young Learners:
If You Lived When There Was Slavery in America, by Anne Kamma
Freedom Song: The Story of Henry "Box" Brown, by Sally M. Walker
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, by Carole B. Weatherford
When Harriet Met Sojourner, by Catherine Clinton
Civil War Drummer Boy, by Verla Kay

Abraham Lincoln Biographies
If You Grew Up with Abraham Lincoln, by Ann McGovern
Lincoln: A Photobiography, by Russell Freedman
Looking at Lincoln, by Maira Kalman

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