Confederate Alphabet

By Rickey Pittman; Stephanie Ford (Illustrator)
(Pelican Publishing Company, Hardcover, 9781589807600, 32pp.)

Publication Date: September 2011

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Description

This educational alphabet book captures the confederate soldier's experience during the War Between the States. Children will learn historical facts and about the spirit of the South and what inspired these men to fight for what they believed in. In the midst of war, soldiers and civilians alike found inspiration in simple things, such as the songs they sang and the food they ate.

Young southerners will travel back in time with songs sung by the Confederates themselves. Lyrics to two popular period tunes are included and the book provides further information about terms such as "goober peas" (peanuts) and "vivandieres" (nurses of the Louisiana Zouave company).




About the Author
Rickey E. Pittman, 1998 Grand Prize winner of the prestigious Ernest Hemingway Short Story Competition, is an active member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp Thomas McGuire, in West Monroe, Louisiana. He is also a Civil War re-enactor, a public speaker on issues and topics related to the War Between the States, and a musician who travels and performs original and Civil War period music. Pittman lives with his wife in Bastrop, Louisiana, where he teaches English at Bastrop High School and freshman composition at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He is a proud father and grandfather.

Stephanie Ford earned bachelor of arts degrees in both history and art from Stephen F. Austin State University and teaches high-school art and English. She is the illustrator of Pelican's "Confederate Alphabet; Nadine, My Funny and Trusty Guide Dog; "and "Willy the Texas Longhorn" and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. As a historian who has adopted Civil War reenacting as a pastime, she focuses on women as active participants on the battlefield, particularly the vivandieres, or canteen keepers. She and her husband live in Texas.
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