The War Within : A Novel of the Civil War
The War Within A Novel of the Civil War Author:Carol Matas Holly Springs, Mississippi, 1862 Hannah Green can't believe what happens to her family after the war breaks out. First, her sister Joanna falls in love with a Union soldier -- an enemy. Next, the same soldier tells Hannah and her family about General Grant's General Order #11, which commands all Jews to evacuate the territory for violati... more »ng trade regulations. The Greens escape from Holly Springs just before their home is destroyed. They lose everything -- even their slaves, when Lincoln declares them free. Now, because she is Jewish, Hannah cannot go home to Mississippi -- a Confederate state that's dear to her heart. Confusion sets in. Who is on her side, and whose side does she want to be on?« less
Although this book is written for young adults, I found it very enlightening about the plite of the Jewish people during the Civil War. It is a quick read but very educational. I would recommend it to anyone interested it Civil War history even though it is a work of fiction.