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The Civil War
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 X 10-1/2
  • ISBN-10: 1604133813
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-381-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 05/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 391
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 64

Summary

During the bloodiest conflict the United States has ever known, the clothing of men, women, and children changed little as the country was consumed by war. Complete with ample sidebars, The Civil War gives readers the necessary background about this tumultuous time in American history so they can understand how clothing, from hooped skirts to army uniforms, differed by region and by class. Photographs from movies, including Gone with the Wind, illustrate various popular types of clothing worn.

Chapters include:

  • War Begins
  • Antebellum and Civil War Dress: Women
  • Antebellum and Civil War Dress: Men and Children
  • Southern Uniforms
  • Northern Uniforms
  • Slaves’ Clothes
  • The Blockade of the South
  • The North’s Victory and Reconstruction.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Bibliography. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Karen Taschek, a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania, is a writer and freelance copy editor living in Corrales, New Mexico. She worked as a chief copy editor at Random House Children’s Books and as an editor at Scientific American. She is the author of more than a dozen books on topics ranging from horses to race cars to bats.

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