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Title:
Scholastic encyclopedia of the Civil War
Author:
Clinton, Catherine, 1952-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Reference, 1999.
Physical Description:
112 pages ; 29 cm
Summary:
Traces the course of the Civil War, year by year, using profiles of important people, eyewitness accounts, and period art.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1140 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 6-8 8.9 9 Quiz: 20972 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780590372275
Format :
Book

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This year-by-year account of the nation's bloodiest conflict makes history come alive through eyewitness accounts, profiles of people famous and ordinary, period art, and point-of-view sidebars that highlight the differences between North and South.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-7. It's hard to say how this book could be considered an encyclopedia, since it is neither arranged alphabetically by subject nor comprehensive in its coverage. Once you get past the title, however, the large-format book provides a cogent introduction to the Civil War. Fully illustrated with black-and-white reproductions of period photos, paintings, drawings, and engravings, the story of the war and its aftermath unfold chronologically. Throughout the book, well-chosen features and sidebars offer interesting supplementary information, first-person accounts, and fast facts about the conflict. A good resource for school and public library collections. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Clinton approaches this complex period from many perspectives: the people (men, women, and children, African Americans, Native Americans); the politics; the battles; the lives of the soldiers and those left at home; the literature; and the propaganda. Her year-by-year description incorporates eyewitness accounts, diary entries, and clearly captioned full-color and black-and-white maps, photos, and reproductions that bring the people and events alive. Unfortunately, photo citations are not included in the otherwise comprehensive index. There are numerous fact boxes, definitions, "Did You Know?" entries, and sidebars. Other than identifying the speakers or writers of the primary documents used, no documentation is given. Joy Hakim's War, Terrible War (Oxford, 1999) is more detailed, but less likely to be picked up for casual reading or research. Clinton's successful overview is aimed at students with little or no knowledge of this period. A clear, accurate, and objective presentation.-Peg Glisson, Mendon Center Elementary School, Pittsford, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.