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8th Grade Social Studies: Resources for Civil War Research

Civil War Topic Research


"War at the best, is terrible, and this war of ours, in its magnitude and in its duration, is one of the most terrible."
--Abraham Lincoln, June 16, 1864 Speech at Philadelphia

General Archive Websites

Archives are a good place to search for primary resources, including photographs! This column has many archival websites for you to search.

General Websites for Resources

This column of websites, databases, and reference material may be helpful, but it may be harder to find primary sources on these. 

Reference Resources

This column contains encyclopedia sites, ebooks, and search engines. These are more helpful for gathering background information on your topic rather than primary sources.


Search Englines

Kiddle lets you search like you do on Google - only safer.

Ducksters has many historical facts about various time periods in history.

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