I can compare and contrast the challenges and contributions on the home front in the North and South.
Away from the fields of battle, the home front was an important part of the Civil War … and also felt the greatest impact from the conflict. We will be examining the home front in class on Tuesday/Wednesday and TRYING to do something pretty cool in one period.
To prepare, your task is to read two short overviews about the home front on each side – sound ok? Please check out The Southern Homefront [ushistory.org] and The Northern Homefront [ushistory.org]. Also, check out this article – we will see if we can follow Milwaukee tradition and do something similar!