American Civil War

The American Civil War, also known as the "War Between States" was fought between 1861 and 1865. While not the only issue behind the war, slavery was a key issue, and in 1861 eleven slave states seceeded from the Unites States to form the Confederate States of America. Eventually the Confederate States were beaten and the Union restored, but only after a long and bloody war. During the war, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which ultimately ended slavery in the United States. To find more books of related interest please use the search feature.

The Visual Dictionary of the Civil War

The Visual Dictionary of the Civil War

John Stanchak
Nonfiction
For ages 10 and up
Dorling Kindersley, 2000   ISBN: 978-0789451668
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Duel of the Ironclads: The Monitor vs. The Virginia

Duel of the Ironclads: The Monitor vs. The Virginia

Patrick O'Brien
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 10
Walker and Company, 2003   ISBN: 978-0802788429
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Shipwreck Search: The Discovery of the H.L. Hunley

Shipwreck Search: The Discovery of the H.L. Hunley

Sally M. Walker
Illustrator:  Elaine Verstraete 
Nonfiction
For ages 5 to 8
Lerner, 2006   ISBN: 978-1575058788
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The Story of the H.L. Hunley and Queenie’s Coin

The Story of the H.L. Hunley and Queenie’s Coin

Fran Hawk
Illustrator:  Dan Nance 
Nonfiction
For ages 6 to 12
Sleeping Bear Press, 2004   ISBN: 978-1585362189
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Billy and the Rebel: Based on the True Civil War Story

Billy and the Rebel: Based on the True Civil War Story

Deborah Hopkinson
Illustrator:  Brian Floca 
Historical Fiction
For ages 6 to 8
Simon and Schuster, 2006   ISBN: 978-0689833960
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The Yankee at the Seder

The Yankee at the Seder

Elka Weber
Illustrator:  Adam Gustavson 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 8
Tricycle Press, 2009   ISBN: 978-1582462561
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Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent: How Daring Slaves and Free Blacks Spied for the Un

Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent: How Daring Slaves and Free Blacks Spied for the Un

Thomas B. Allen
Illustrator:  Carla Bauer 
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
National Geographic, 2006   ISBN: 978-0792278894
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Robert Smalls: The boat thief

Robert Smalls: The boat thief

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Illustrator:  Patrick Faricy 
Nonfiction Picture Book  Series
For ages 10 and up
Hyperion, 2008   ISBN: 1423108027
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The Journal of Rufus Rowe: A witness to the Battle of Fredericksburg

The Journal of Rufus Rowe: A witness to the Battle of Fredericksburg

Sid Hite
Historical Fiction  Series
For ages 12 to and up
Scholastic, 2003   ISBN: 978-0439353649
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The Journal of James Edmond Pease: A Civil War Union Soldier, Virginia 1863

The Journal of James Edmond Pease: A Civil War Union Soldier, Virginia 1863

Jim Murphy
Historical Fiction  Series
For ages 12 and up
Scholastic, 1998   ISBN: 978-0590438148
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Civil War Sub: The Mystery of the Hunley

Civil War Sub: The Mystery of the Hunley

Kate Boehm Jerome
Illustrator:  Bill Farnsworth , Frank Sofo 
Nonfiction
For ages 7 to 9
Penguin, 2002   ISBN: 978-0448425979
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