Profiles the self-educated man who arose from poverty to become the sixteenth president of the United States.
David's grandmother raised him with songs about freedom, and when he is old enough he leaves the plantation where he is a slave to make his way north to Canada with the help of the Underground Railroad.
A young girl and her mother attend a play at Ford's Theatre on the evening of April 14, 1865, and witness the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, in a book that includes background information on the Civil War.
After his father dies in a Civil War battle, twelve-year-old Jacob runs away from home to join his father's old regiment as a drummer boy.
What was life like before the Civil War? Why did the war begin? How did it end? This book answers these and other questions.
Young Kentuckian Sam Jones leaves the farm he works with the help of slaves to fight for the Confederacy, while his older brother, Ned, who helps the Underground Railroad, joins the Union Army.
The election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and the secession crisis that followed was not just the prelude to the Civil War, but the culmination of deep-rooted controversies and conflicts spanning many decades. This volume explores the chief causes for the Civil War. The economic, geographic, cultural, and social differences, between the northern and southern states are examined. Slavery, the Abolitionist movement, and events such as the Dred Scott decision are covered in detail.