What Kind of War Was It, Anyhow?

Title Details

Pages: 42

Trim size: 7.000in x 10.000in

Formats

Paperback

Pub Date: 02/01/2002

ISBN: 9-781-6030-6318-0

List Price: $9.99

Imprint

NewSouth Books

What Kind of War Was It, Anyhow?

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  • Description
In the summer of 1862, Jeremy, a Southern boy, becomes aware that a war is going on. But what kind of war was it? He begins his investigation by asking the people around him. His father explains to him that it is a war in which the South is fighting for its economic independence. His granddaddy tells him it is a war that could break up the United States. A slave tells him the war is being fought for the dignity and eventual freedom of an enslaved race. However, Jeremy's best friend (and Confederate soldier) Jonathan tells him the war is a revolt against Northern oppression of the Southern way of life. The different answers Jeremy receives paint a picture of the varying conceptions that people from the North and the South had—and still have today—of the roots and causes of the Civil War.

About the Author/Editor

NANCY EKBERG is a former reporter whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune’s Suburban Trib, Crain’s Cleveland Business, Birmingham Magazine, and several other national journals. Nancy retired as executive director of a Magic Moments charity, which provides wishes for Alabama children who have life-threatening illnesses or are wheelchair-bound. She now volunteers for Magic Moments and is a member of the Birmingham League of Women Voters. She is married and has three sons and four grandchildren. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama.