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The Day Fort Sumter Was Fired on: A Photo History of the Civil War

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The course of the Civil War from Bull Run and on to Reconstruction is documented with photographs in this book which considers not just military maneuvers and politics but also the war's effect on women, Blacks, and children.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by Scholastic
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This is a Scholastic book I picked up in the mid-1990s. It sat on my classroom bookshelf unread by me until today. Admittedly, I am not much of a Civil War buff, unlike many I know.

This book gives a pretty good recounting of the Civil War, albeit an overview in 90+ pages, for one to read.

I felt as though the beginnings of the war, namely the states' rights issues, could have been made a bit more clearly. While later on in the book a passage noted the change as the war progressed from states' ri
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Haskins, James (1941–2005), author of nonfiction books for juveniles and adults, biographer, educator, critic, editor, and educational consultant. Born into a large family in a racially segregated middle-class section of Demopolis, Alabama, where he was not allowed to visit the town's public library, James S. Haskins was deeply affected by the swirl of events related to the mid-century civil right ...more
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