"Following a thorough introduction that provides novice historians with background information, this series entry uses primary-source documents organized in a coherent chronology. With its important documents, this work will help budding historians and researchers make sense of a complex time."
-- School Library Journal (July 2002)
"These are in keeping with the aim of the series, to personalize history and, in this way, make it more meaningful."
-- School Library Journal (May 2002)
"The History Firsthand series presents excerpts from period documents, organized under broad subject heading and introduced by a paragraph of background. Each book includes a few black-and-white illustrations."
-- Booklist (Febraury 2001)