A new book from History Colorado offers a visually rich look at the roles of children, women, slaves, and American Indians in the Civil War. Appealing to young readers and adults alike, A Civil War Scrapbook: I Was There Too! is filled with historical photographs, drawings, maps, and games. The book intersperses major battles and key figures with excursions into the culture of the day—music, technology, medicine—and activities that will have kids trying their hands at 1860s diversions. Added features are a detailed source list, timeline, and glossary.
Already the subject of enthusiastic reviews and award nominations, the book retails for $14.95. Get your copy at the History Colorado Center Gift Shop—where members get a 10% discount. Or purchase online from Fulcrum Publishing.
“Battle of Wilsons Creek.” Wikimedia.org, Battle of Wilsons Creek, circa 1893
“Flags envelope.” Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ppmsca-31729. Civil War envelope showing American flags, rifles, and cannons with message "The father of his country left this to his children," between 1861 and 1865.