Life on the Homefront During the Civil War (Understanding the Civil War Series)
Life during the Civil War wasn't business as usual in the North or the South. This volume examines the economic impact of the war on the civilian population, as well as the political landscape, public opinion and morale, and the strains on the social system. The effects of the Emancipation Proclamation and the role of women and African Americans are all given particular attention.
Written on a level that younger students can understand, this series gives an overview of different aspects of the American Civil War. Learn about the causes and ideas which were at work throughout the conflict, find out what life was like for different people (both at home and on the battlefield), and meet some of the key figures involved on both sides. Plenty of pictures illustrate the facts throughout, and on almost every page little asides are included that give quotes, little-known details, short bios, and even a recipe or two. Understanding the Civil War can be a gateway to understanding why America is the way it is now, and this series is a great introduction to the topic. Approx. 48 pgs. each, pb. - Chad