Civil War Witness: Mathew Brady's Photos Reveal the Horrors of War

Civil War Witness: Mathew Brady's Photos Reveal the Horrors of War

by Don Nardo


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Mathew Brady recognized that the new art of photography could be more than just a means of capturing people's likenesses in portraits. Beginning with the First Battle of Bull Run in 1861 and continuing through the entire Civil War, Brady and his employees chronicled the long, bloody conflict, bringing images of war directly to the people. Brady knew the photos would create valuable historical records for later generations. More than any other photographer of his generation, Brady understood photography's great potential and through his influence, he taught others to understand it as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756546991
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Series: Captured History Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 1150L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Noted historian and award-winning author Don Nardo has written many books for young people about American history. Nardo lives with his wife, Christine, in Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Brady of Broadway goes to war — Photography's pioneers — Iconic landmarks and leaders — A master of the eye of history.

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