Case 11: 1976 - 1989

Children's books, and other genres published at the end of the 20th century, featured multiple perspectives, representing many different kinds of people and experiences. Civil War books followed the trend. Women and African Americans emerged as protagonists more frequently than ever. Characters' emotions became a larger part of the story. Topics became more varied and expanded far beyond the confines of the battlefield.


Dresang, Eliza T. Radical Change: Books for Youth in a Digital Age. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1999.

Stone, James Clement. The Evolution of Civil War Novels for Children. Dissertation. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1990.


1. Beatty, Patricia. I Want My Sunday, Stranger! New York: Morrow, 1977. Williamson Collection PS 3552 E1832 I2.

2. Lee, Susan. Jefferson Davis. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1978. Williamson Collection E 467.1 D26 L4.

3. Scott, John Anthony. Woman Against Slavery: the Story of Harriet Beecher Stowe. New York: Crowell, 1978. Williamson Collection PS 2956 S36 1978.

4. Hurmence, Belinda. A Girl Called Boy. New York : Clarion Books, 1982. Williamson Collection PS 3558 U537 G57.

5. Hunt, Irene. Across Five Aprils. New York: Berkley Books, 1986. Williamson Collection PS 3558 U4675 A2.
(First edition published 1964).

6. Beatty, Patricia. Charley Skedaddle. New York: Morrow, 1987. Williamson Collection PS 3552 E1832 C473.

7. Winter, Jeanette. Follow the Drinking Gourd. New York: Knopf, 1988. Williamson Collection PS 3573 I5369 F65.

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United States Civil War Center, LSU Libraries Special Collections, 2002