Series: Divided Decade

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The Candle Star by Michelle Isenhoffsupplement
Blood of Pioneers (Divided Decade Collection) by Michelle Isenhoff2
Beneath the Slashings by Michelle Isenhoff3
Divided Decade Collection Boxed Set by Michelle IsenhoffOmnibus 1-3

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Series description

Though Michigan never hosted a battle, it certainly played an important role in the events surrounding the Civil War. Strongly pro-abolition, several of her counties were active in the Underground Railroad, with seven documented routes to freedom and as many as 200 safe houses (The Candle Star). The Michigan home front was also vital to the war effort, supplying food, materials and support for the northern Cause (Blood of Pioneers). And after the war, Michigan’s vast wilderness lured many who were looking for a new start (Beneath the Slashings).

This collection spans the years surrounding the war and travels from city, to farm, to wilderness, illustrating each of these unique Michigan roles in three engaging, loosely related novels. They can be read out of order or read alone, depending on the theme that most interests the reader (or most closely relates to a classroom curriculum). All three have been highly acclaimed by teachers and home schoolers. Each has lesson plans and additional resources available.


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