Reviews for Civil War


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Fall
This series installment provides an overview of major events, individuals, and topics surrounding slavery and the Civil War. Large historical and contemporary photographs, portraits, maps, and prints fill the pages, though not all are relevant. The dry text deals frankly with many of the serious issues of this historical era. Glos., ind. Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2011 April

Gr 5-7--Although Humanity covers human origins and the European slave trade in Africa, the series focus is on the African-American experience in the United States, describing the most important events of the centuries-long struggle for freedom and civil rights. The two- to four-page chapters are supplemented with sidebar biographies of important African Americans and large photos and reproductions, but the narratives, often consisting of only a few paragraphs per page, are short on background and context. These volumes provide the broadest of overviews, and given the large number of available alternatives about the topic, are supplemental for most collections.

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