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American Civil War resources for Grades 9-12

Posted about 1 month ago by Kate M

Resources for High School Students studying the American Civil War

Spanning four years and resulting in more than 620,000 American casualties, historians recall the American Civil War as one of the most divisive eras in U.S. history. Should you need resources to study this important time period, the Library is a great place to start.

A Library card and PIN will be required to access many of the resources listed. Need help with your card or PIN? Contact your nearest location or call 419-259-5200. Need a new card?

Gale Virtual Reference Library

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American Civil War Reference Library

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Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War

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Civil War and Reconstruction (1860-1877)

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The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of the Civil War

Cover of Radical Lincoln: Inside the Mind of America's Most Fascinating President

Radical Lincoln: Inside the Mind of America's Most Fascinating President

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Gale Library of Daily Life: Slavery in America

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Cover of The Politics of the Civil War The Politics of the Civil War
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Cover of The Divided Family in the Civil War The Divided Family in the Civil War
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Cover of The Civil War: A film by Ken Burns The Civil War: A film by Ken Burns
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Cover of Mr. Lincoln’s Army Mr. Lincoln’s Army
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Cover of Don’t Know Much about the Civil War Don’t Know Much about the Civil War
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Cover of Original Photographs Taken on the Battlefields During the Civil War of the United States Original Photographs Taken on the Battlefields During the Civil War of the United States
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Cover of The Civil War: A Visual History

The Civil War: A Visual History

Cover of The Civil War: A History in Documents

The Civil War: A History in Documents

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Civil War

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The Civil War in 50 objects

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Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Civil War

Cover of The Untold Civil War : Exploring the Human Side of War

The Untold Civil War : Exploring the Human Side of War

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Civil War

Cover of A People's History of the Civil War: Struggles for the Meaning of Freedom

A People's History of the Civil War: Struggles for the Meaning of Freedom

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Cover of Best Little Stories from the Civil War: More Than 100 True Stories

Best Little Stories from the Civil War: More Than 100 True Stories

Cover of This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War

This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War

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Grant

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Cover of The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War

The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War

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Explora Secondary Schools (6-12)

Provides safe, trustworthy research materials for class projects or homework on a variety of topics.

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Grade Levels: middle school and high school
Subjects: art/music, business, English/language arts, health, history/government, math, science, social studies and technology

Third-Party Provider: EBSCO

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National Geographic Virtual Library Series

Access the complete archive of National Geographic Magazine (1888-Current) - along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos including National Geographic: People, Animals and the World.

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Grade Levels: high school
Subjects: history/government, science and social studies

Third-Party Provider: Gale

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Very Short Introductions

Offers concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from climate to consciousness, game theory to ancient warfare, privacy to Islamic history, economics to literary theory and beyond.

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Grade Levels: high school
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Third-Party Provider: Oxford University Press (“OUP”)

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World Book Encyclopedia

Online version of the popular encyclopedia. Great for general information or for school projects. Includes non-fiction eBooks for students and WorldBook in Spanish and French.

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Grade Levels: middle school and high school
Subjects: art/music, geography, history/government, science, social studies and technology

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