Boy of Chancellorville and Other Civil War Stories

Boy of Chancellorville and Other Civil War Stories

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The Boy of Chancellorville and Other Civil War Stories is an unforgettable collection of stories for and about children during the Civil War, with contributions from American luminaries such as Louisa May Alcott, Ambrose Bierce, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Walt Whitman. The book reveals that the war affected the lives of children differently than their mothers and fathers: some looked at it as a grand adventure and for others it was a puzzling, premature end to childhood. James Marten includes accounts from nearly every viewpoint-boys and girls, Northerners and Southerners, blacks and whites-and various situations, ranging from life on the home front to confronting enemy soldiers to the aftermath of the war. Each story begins with a short introduction to place it in its literary context and explains the author's connection to the war.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 161.5 x 239.8 x 16.3mm | 367.42g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195141636
  • 9780195141634

About Marten

James Marten is Professor of History at Marquette University and author of The Children's Civil War. He is director of the Children in Urban America Project, an online archive of children's history.show more

Review quote

"[Marten's] far and away best yet....More than a simple short story volume...[it's] a fascinating study of storytelling....Interesting reading, especially in middle or high school classrooms....A must for Civil War short story fans, juvenile or adult. Readers will be intrigued and delighted with each story."--Civil War Book Review"The stories vividly reveal how the war affected the lives of children differently than the adults around them. A well-balanced account is given from virtually every viewpoint....A great library addition to give students a bird's eye view of what life was like for children during the war."--BookReport"Excellent for classroom discussion."--VOYA"Astutely edited...unique....A most worthy book."--OC Family"As a teacher, I would definitely have this collection in my classroom because many of these stories would serve quite well as a springboard to further discussions of the Civil War....An ideal book to read along with your children....Many adults would find these stories enchanting." -- Karel Lea Biggs, Civil War Newsshow more

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