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The Split History of the Civil War: A Perspectives Flip Book
The Split History of the Civil War: A Perspectives Flip Book
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The Split History of the Civil War: A Perspectives Flip Book

In 1861 the United States was at a crossroads. People in the Southern states believed that Northerners were trying to change their way of life. People in the North were upset that Southerners wanted to govern themselves. The issue of slavery was caught in the middle. As the events of the Civil War unfolded, each side fought for what they believed in.

PublisherCompass Point Books
Age Level10-14 Years
Reading LevelGrades 5-6
Trim Size6 x 9
Page Count64



Reading Today Online blog - Barbara A Ward

"The Civil War divided the nation, sometimes separating families and even sections of states as the nation was divided over the issue of slavery. Like many things in life, one’s perspective on the war and its battles often had much to do with which side you were on, as this unique book shows. . . .Filled with illustrations and photographs and interesting descriptions of war between a nation’s two deeply-divided sides, this short book will appeal to anyone with the slightest interest in the Civil War. . . .This is history at its liveliest—and most fascinating." - Reading Today Online blog

November 14, 2012

Booklist - Carolyn Phelan

"From the Perspectives Flip Book series, this volume offers two books in one binding. Each tells the story of the Civil War, providing a quick march through major battles and concluding with the South’s surrender. One side is labeled “Union Perspective.” Flip the book over for “Confederate Perspective.” With 32 pages in each account and a clearly reproduced illustration or archival photo on each spread, the text is necessarily brief. Both discussions include quotes from period sources. Each offers more information related to either the Confederate or the Union side, but there’s little difference in actual perspective. Printed sideways at midvolume, a time line of the war can be referenced from either direction. Though sometimes the two sides used different names for the same battle, the time line gives only one. For larger collections." - Booklist

October 1, 2012



National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council (

2013 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

January 1, 2013

Stephanie Fitzgerald

Stephanie Fitzgerald

Stephanie Fitzgerald has been writing nonfiction for children for more than 10 years. Her specialties include history, wildlife, and popular culture. Stephanie is currently working on a picture book with the help of her daughter, Molly.

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