United No More! Book CoverUnited No More! is a collection of stories about men and women, African American, Caucasian, and Native American, southerners and northerners who experienced the Civil War first hand.

Reviews:

“Rappaport and Verniero bring the Civil War down to size through stories of seven actual people involved in or affected by the war. Readers will feel a part of the history writing process through the authors’ comments on how they went about their research; how they used diaries, letters, newspaper articles and books; what details and dialogue were fictionalized and why; and how they used first-person accounts where possible. A terrific history for the intended audience.” – starred review. Kirkus Reviews

“An interesting and readable introduction to the Civil War. Drawn from primary sources, the seven short narratives reflect the experiences of people on both sides of the conflict. All of the stories will help students understand the passions and hardships that accompanied the war. These accounts could be used for read-alouds or to entice students to do further research, making this title a good choice for most collections – School Library Journal

Thoroughly researched, and illustrated with ink drawings and maps, these stories often incorporate information from letters and diaries as well as historical accounts of the events. The lengthy acknowledgments section mentions documentary as well as human resources used in researching each chapter and separates fact from speculation. Also appended are a selected bibliography of published sources and a list of books and Internet sites for young people. – Booklist

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ROBERT E. LEE:


Biography of Lee: http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/biographies/robert-e-lee.html

 

ULYSSES S. GRANT:


Biography of Grant: http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/biographies/ulysses-s-grant.html

 

Slide show of the Appomattox Court House Battle: http://www.civilwar.org/photos/galleries/appomattox-court-house/appomattox-court-house.html

See the actual McLean House with the family on the porch after the South surrendered in 1865, and The Silent Witness.:

Library of Congress

Library of Congress

silent witness

RICHMOND, VA BREAD RIOT:

New York Times history of the Richmond Bread Riot:
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/the-richmond-bread-riot/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

Newspaper image of the Richmond Bread Riot:

Richmond Bread Riot

From Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, May 3, 1863.
http://harrisheartshistorycw.blogspot.com/2010/11/richmond-bread-riots.html

First-hand news account of the bread riot by a freed Union Colonel:

First-hand news account of the bread riot by a freed Union Colonel

Richmond Examiner reports on the Bread Riots:
http://www.mdgorman.com/Written_Accounts/Examiner/1863/richmond_examiner_441863f.htm (editorial on the Bread Riot)

http://www.mdgorman.com/Written_Accounts/Examiner/1863/richmond_examiner_441863e.htm (account of the trials of several of the bread rioters, great details on individual cases, including Mary Jackson and Dr. Thomas M. Palmer, surgeon at the Florida Hospital)

Eugenia Levy Phillips

Eugenia Levy Phillips (1819–1902) from A Belle of the Fifties. New York. Doubleday, Page & Company, 1904. General Collections, Library of Congress

A page from Phillips’ diary when she was imprisoned in 1861:
Eugenia Levy Phillips Diary Page
(to see transcription, go to: http://blogs.loc.gov/civil-war-voices/what-is-my-crime/)

Ship Island
“Ship Island,” Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln’s City, http://www.jhsgw.org/exhibitions/online/lincolns-city/items/show/68.

DAVID GLASGOW FARRAGUT:

DAVID GLASGOW FARRAGUT
Biography of Farragut: http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/biographies/david-farragut.html

Battle of Mobile Bay Painting
Battle of Mobile Bay, a Currier and Ives print, Library of Congress
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Battle_of_Mobile_Bay.png

Battle Of Mobile Bay Map
http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/mobilebay/mobile-bay-maps/battle-of-mobile-bay.html

WILLIAM H. CARNEY:

WILLIAM H CARNEY
http://www.nps.gov/nebe/forkids/tradingcards.htm

Biography of Carney:
http://www.historynet.com/william-h-carney-54th-massachusetts-soldier-and-first-black-us-medal-of-honor-recipient.htm

Broadside recruiting volunteers for the 54th:

54th regiment

Boston: J. E. Farwell & Co, [1863?]
http://www.masshist.org/database/22

More about the 54th Massachusetts Colored Regiment:
http://www.ma150.org/day-by-day/1863-11-16/massachusetts-authorizes-equal-pay-black-troops

Study Guides

Doreen’s Study Guide

Starwalk Study Guides

 
 
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