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Beneath the Slashings (Divided Decade Collection)

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ISBN: 9781499234619
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: 2014-04-24
Number of pages: 190
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The war is over, but will Grace ever reclaim the serenity she once knew?

Grace Nickerson's life has been shattered by four years of war. She's desperate to return to a sense of normalcy, but soon after her father returns, he sells the farm and drags the family to a lumber camp in Michigan's northern wilderness. Living among the rough loggers is frightening enough, but then a series of accidents prove intentional. Who is sabotaging the camp, and why? Will the winter in the woods bring the healing Grace's family needs? Or will it drive a wedge between Grace and her father?
Likened to the well-loved tales of Ann Rinaldi, Beneath the Slashings contains an abundance of accurate post-Civil War and lumber camp context, including:
the general state of disarray following warPost Traumatic Stress Disorderthe tools, foods, tasks, nationalities, and entertainment of lumber campscolorful (and clean) lumberjack lingothe rebuilding of individual lives and the nation 
This powerful story abounding in rich imagery, camp details, and beautifully turned phrases is an ideal accompaniment to an American history course or simply a stirring read for those interested in bygone days. The price is kept deliberately low so you can feel good about downloading your copy today.

(Slashings--n. Broken branches, shattered trunks, and other debris left on the ground after lumbering: The slashings lay strewn about like casualties of war, cold, gray and skeletal.)

The Divided Decade Collection includes three stand alone stories that view the American Civil War through three different lenses. All are set within Michigan. The Candle Star features the Underground Railroad. Blood of Pioneers illustrates the trials faced on the rural homefront after the menfolk leave for war. And Beneath the Slashings is set within a Northern lumber camp filled with returning soldiers. The books 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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