Life During the Civil War by Kelly Milner Halls

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But if you could pick out the main point of the chapter, what would it be? What evidence was given to support that point? Visit the website below to learn more about deaths during the Civil War. Choose a quote from the website that relates to this chapter. Does this quote support the author’s main point? Does it make a new point? Write a few sentences explaining how the quote you found relates to this chapter. indd 41 10/3/14 11:01 AM E LIFE H T N I Y A A D Sarah is a plantation owner’s wife. She runs their home in Mississippi, while her husband, Wesley, manages the plantation business.

How would you plan your escape? Who would you trust to help you? How would you say good-bye to your loved ones? Say What? Studying the Civil War can mean learning a lot of new vocabulary. Find five words in this book that you’ve never heard before. Use a dictionary to find out what they mean. Then write the meanings in your own words, and use each word in a new sentence. indd 46 10/3/14 11:01 AM LEARN MORE Books Fradin, Dennis Brindell. The Underground Railroad. Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish, 2009.

They used the Underground Railroad system. It took great courage for slaves to escape slaveholders. relationships. They could not legally marry. Some slaves were allowed to If they failed in their attempt, have children. But the they were punished severely child belonged to the or killed. Historians estimate that more than 100,000 master. He could sell the slaves escaped to the North. child whenever he thought People opposed to slavery did all they could to help. it was a good idea. More Free African Americans slaves meant more income sometimes sneaked onto plantations to lead slaves toward freedom.

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