The civil war

The Civil War

The American Civil War (1861-1865) tore the relatively young nation apart. The repercussions of this tragedy are still felt today. This reading set explores the events, the people, and the perspectives of this pivotal time.

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(8) Passages included in this Reading Set:

1/8 Passages in this Set

The Husband and Father

by Harriet Beecher Stowe from Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Chapter III passage: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel "...

435 Words, 7th-10th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Story Elements, Summary
2/8 Passages in this Set

Mary Chesnut: The Firing on Ft. Sumter

by Mary Boykin Chesnut from A Diary from Dixie

Mary Chesnut (1823-1886) was an upper class South Ca...

776 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Summary
3/8 Passages in this Set

Young Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

Chapter VIII passage: Frederick Douglass, born about...

588 Words, 7th-9th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Summary, Theme
4/8 Passages in this Set

Before the Battle

by Stephen Crane from The Red Badge of Courage

Chapter I passage: Stephen Crane's classic tale "The...

381 Words, 8th-10th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Summary, Theme
5/8 Passages in this Set

The Emancipation Proclamation

by Abraham Lincoln

In the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lin...

735 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1300L +, Main / Central Idea, Summary
6/8 Passages in this Set

Clara Barton and the American Red Cross

Clara Barton was a fearless woman. Her desire to help Union soldiers during the Civil War led her to be known as the “Angel of ...

351 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary
7/8 Passages in this Set

Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

by Abraham Lincoln

Noted for its beautiful and compelling language, Abr...

325 Words, 6th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues, Summary
8/8 Passages in this Set

Mary Chesnut: News of Lincoln's Assassination

by Mary Boykin Chesnut from A Diary from Dixie

This diary entry from a Confederate general's wife r...

381 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Point of View