I assign a short biography of Abraham Lincoln in my course that covers 1848-1877, and I would like to assign a short biography of a common man or woman who lived through the war (they don't have to have survived it). So no generals, leaders or other famous folks.
It needs to be less than 250 pages and a good book for undergrads. I want to use it as an example of social history v. great man history, but I want a biography
I got such good suggestions for 1850s books, that I thought I would try you all again. I have some on my shelf, but am eager to know what has worked well for others.
Please send me any suggestions at Przybyszewski.email@example.com.