Rifles for Watie

Rifles for Watie

Book - 1957
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"This full-length junior novel should hold a place with the best Civil War fiction for young people. The fighting takes place in the West. . . . A young farm boy joins the Union forces, becomes a scout . . . There is suspense in the telling and many a colorful character".--The Horn Book.

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Publisher: New York : Crowell, c1957.
ISBN: 9780690701814
0690701810
9780064470308
006447030X
Branch Call Number: KEITH
Characteristics: xiii, 332 p. : map.

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lots of references to 'Johnny Reb'. it's kind of one-sided to refer to the confederate soldiers as being 'confused about the war.' to them it was a conflict over states' rights. not many of them were fighting to keep slaves: they were too poor to do that. it was only after, that Lincoln made the war about freeing the slaves. He needed the Negro soldiers. A similar, contemporary dispute is over 'sanctuary cities.' The federal government doesn't want them because the feds are attempting to control illegal immigration. Some cities want to be sanctuaries. And are, to this day. But there will be no civil war over it.

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white_cobra_143
Dec 04, 2017

this is a great civil war book. its one that does not show the confederates as bloodless killers but as humans involved and confused about the war. I also learned a lot about the civil war

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JanaEads
May 21, 2017

My 11 yr. old daughter loved this book and learned a lot about the Civil War! She has been reading and looking for everything and anything she can find about the Civil War since. The characters and story of this book was so captivating to her.

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yellow_giraffe_402
Aug 02, 2016

This book was kind of slow the whole way through, but it had a lot of adventure and a great view of what the Civil War was like for the Confederates, and the Union soldiers.

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swimmer639
Jun 05, 2013

Had to read it for school. It's slow at first, but I ended up reading ahead because it was pretty good.

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Navy_Hare_2
May 11, 2013

kind of the opposite point of view fro. The other book The Perilous Road

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yellow_giraffe_402
Aug 02, 2016

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blue_fox_361
Jun 05, 2013

blue_fox_361 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 99

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