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Voices of the American Civil War : stories of men, women, and children who lived through the War Between the States / Kendall Haven.

By: Haven, Kendall F.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on EBSCOhost.Publisher: Greenwood Village, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited/Teacher Ideas Press, 2002ISBN: 156308905X (paper); 9781563089053 (paper).Subject(s): United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Study and teachingDDC classification: 973.7/092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Summary: Features twenty-seven personal accounts of the Civil War from such Americans as Meriam Dean, Michael Ryan, and John Mercer Langston, representing both the North and the South and each experiencing the Civil War first-hand.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-338) and index.

Features twenty-seven personal accounts of the Civil War from such Americans as Meriam Dean, Michael Ryan, and John Mercer Langston, representing both the North and the South and each experiencing the Civil War first-hand.

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Gr 5-9-From new approaches to studying the Civil War to hands-on learning activities, these 27 stories describe men, women, and children who were caught up in the conflict as civilians or soldiers. Based on fact, the stories are told with fictionalized dialogue ("-dialogue has been inferred based on known personality traits and outcomes of conversations and events. When they were available, I used actual recorded conversations and statements"). While the characters were real people, they are not well-known names. Each selection is preceded by an overview of story-specific events and a short biographical sketch of the actual person. Follow-up questions and activities are excellent. Students are encouraged to do research in the library and on the Internet, and the reference section lists nonfiction, fiction, and electronic resources. Unfortunately, the book has numerous errors. Fort Sumter is repeatedly referred to as Fort "Sumpter"; Ulysses S. Grant's victory was at Fort Donelson, not Fort "Donaldson"; it's Confederate General Beauregard, not "Beaurigard"; and Ambrose Burnside, not "Amos" Burnside, fought at the First Battle of Bull Run.-Patricia Ann Owens, Wabash Valley College, Mt. Carmel, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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<p>KENDALL HAVEN is a nationally recognized master storyteller and the author of numerous books, including Marvels of Math, Write Right! , and Close Encounters with Deadly Dangers . A former research scientist, he is based in Fulton, California.</p>

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