Freedom Author: Ann DeWitt and Kevin M. Weeks Genre: Historical Young Adult Fiction Narative:First Person (Isaac) Book Description: Travel with 22 year old Isaac through the dirt streets of Oxford (Georgia), Big Shanty (Georgia) and on over to Cumberland Gap (Tennessee) as he serves with the 42nd Regiment Georgia Volunteers. Decades after Daniel Boone blazed the Wilderness Trail, witness how Isaac is front and center as the Confederate and Union armies skirmish for strategic supply lines required for outlying Civil War battle campaigns. Also, decipher the mitigating factors contributing to Isaac going to war with Abraham Green, a yeoman farmer and slaveholder of Isaac.
Cleburne Author: Justin Murphy Genre: Graphic Novel Publication Date: 2008 Book Description: Some stories have yet to be told. CLEBURNE is the true story of Irish immigrant and Confederate General Patrick Cleburne and his planto enlist slaves to fight for the South during the American Civil War.
Author: Richard G. Williams, Jr. Genre: Nonfiction Publication
Date: 2006 Book Description: Exploring in depth Confederate General "Stonewall"Jackson's now famous "Colored Sabbath School," Richard Williams reveals—for the first time—the influence his efforts had on subsequent generations of African Americans.
Author: Scott Walker Genre: Nonfiction Publication
Date: 2005 Book Description: Relatives and neighbors served and died side by side in the Fifty-seventh [Georgia Regiment CSA], and Walker excels at showing how family ties, friendships, and other intimate dynamics played out in wartime settings. Humane but not sentimental, the history abounds in episodes of real feeling: a starving soldier’s theft of a pie; another’s open confession, in a letter to his wife, that he may desert; a slave’s travails as a orderly.
"Let us not disregard the heritage of any
African-American freedman or slave who ultimately made tough life or
death choices on the freedom road in which he or she labored in paving
for many generations to travel on this day." ~Ann DeWitt