Letting ordinary people speak for themselves, this book uses primary documents to highlight daily life among Americans-Union and Confederate, black and white, soldier and civilian-during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
* Original materials from a wide range of sources, including letters, diaries, newspaper editorials, journal articles, and book chapters
* Detailed background for each of the 48 featured documents, placing the experiences and opinions of the authors into historical context
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 893 g
Dimensions: 280 x 216 x 15 mm
"One of the greatest means for achieving an understanding of a historical period long past is to read the unfiltered, unanalyzed words of people who lived through it, and among the 48 documents provided here is an array of letters and journal entries written by people who existed at and around the time of the Civil War. . . . The documents are followed by questions, most of which are substantial, to encourage expanded deliberation; they will make excellent fodder for classroom discussion. . . . a rich volume of fascinating primary documents and worthwhile ancillary material" - School Library Journal
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