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 â€œU.S. Colored Troopsâ€ 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 [Page 226]. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.