Reviews for African Americans During the Civil War

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2006 Fall
A worthwhile purchase for collections, this series places slavery in context in North America and the world, provides a well-researched history of slavery and African Americans in the U.S., and explains the impact slavery had on the country. The large-size, well-spaced type is enhanced by sidebars and black-and-white archival art. Each volume begins with a series overview. Reading list, timeline, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Slavery in the Americas titles: [cf2]The Underground Railroad[cf1], [cf2]African Americans during the Civil War[cf1], [cf2]Life under Slavery[cf1], [cf2]Slave Rebellions[cf1], [cf2]The Slave Trade[cf1], and [cf2]African Americans during Reconstruction[cf1].] Copyright 2006 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

School Library Journal Review 2006 September

Gr 6 Up Aimed at middle school readers, each of these books also has some value for older students. Civil War covers not only African Americans but also the forces that created the “U.S. Colored Troops” and the spread of rights during and after the war. Slavery and Rebellions enlarge the area of interest by including a lengthy and thorough discussion of these topics in all of the Americas, placing slavery within a global, historical, and societal context. Clearly written, accessible, and well organized, each volume is illustrated with black-and-white drawings, period photographs, and explanatory text boxes. Useful additions.Carol Jones Collins, Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ

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