Abe Vs. Jeff: The Civil War As Seen From Both Sides
The Civil War is skillfully deconstructed in this wonderfully visual book by award-winning author/illustrator Rosalyn Schanzer. Abe vs. Jeff Is an epic face-off between Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis that examines the roots of the conflict that nearly tore our young nation apart. Abraham Lincoln, the president who steered the country through a military, moral and constitutional crisis, sits opposite Jefferson Davis, president of the slaveholding status quo and the traditional values of southern farming society. Two leaders , North vs. South, with differing convictions, yet with more in common than we sometimes acknowledge. Readers learn about the lives and times of both men, ultimatelty demonstarting the importance of understanding your enemy no matter how wrong they may be in order to resolve conflicts and create a better future. With the latest research, primary source material, and authenticated quotes and anecdotes, Schanzer's book is an accessible, engaging and important resource for kids and classrooms studying the Civil War.
National Geographic Society 20170404