Civil War Witness: Mathew Brady's Photos Reveal the Horrors of War (Captured History)

Civil War Witness: Mathew Brady's Photos Reveal the Horrors of War (Captured History)

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ISBN: 9780756546991
Grades: 5-9

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Matthew Brady recognized that the new art of photography could be more than just a means of capturing people's likenesses in portraits. Beginning with the First Battle of Bull Run in 1861 and continuing through the entire Civil War, Brady and his employees chronicled the long, bloody conflict, bringing images of war directly to the people. Brady knew the photos would create valuable historical records for later generations. More than any other photographer of his generation, Brady understood photography's great potentialand through his influence, he taught others to understand it as well.

Category Description for Captured History Series:

Iconic photos are so familiar to us that we can easily forget the images were taken of real human beings. This series tells the stories of the people in these famous photos; the life of the photographers before and after their fame; and the lasting effects the photos had on our culture. Most of the photographers say they were in the right place at the right time. Some photos inspired novels; Dorothea Lange's image of a migrant worker mother and her two (of 10) children moved John Steinbeck to write The Grapes of Wrath. The photographers were on assignments from a magazine, the government or news organizations, for the most part. Sometimes the subjects and photographers were one in the same such as the Apollo astronauts. The text in this series is as fascinating as the images. While most of the photos are black and white, they are large and crisp, showing lots of detail. Child labor, segregation, poverty, war, and death are not themes for young children. But, this is part of our American history that you may not see in a history text. I found them just fascinating! ~Sara 9" x 10" 64pp, sc. ~ Sara




Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
5
Grade End
9
ISBN
9780756546991
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Compass Point Books
Weight
0.5 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.25" x 9.0" x 0.12"
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