American Family Albums / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $3.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 84%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $3.99   
  • New (4) from $16.35   
  • Used (3) from $3.99   

Overview

The American Family Album series tells the often heroic stories of American immigrant groups, largely through their own words and pictures. Like any family album, the pages contain period photographs, memorabilia, selections from diaries, letters, memoirs, and newspapers. Each book is a pictorial and written record of the country left behind, the journey to America, and the group's contributions to the United States. 145 illustrations.

There are now more than 39 million Americans who list their ancestry as Irish. As they share their diaries, letters, interviews, photographs, and personal recollections, we see and hear their rich and colorful history come to life, in their own words. Illustrations throughout.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Students get a firsthand look at the immigrant experience from the perspectives of those who lived through it... Addresses the challenging topics of religion, ethnicity, and prejudice."--Learning Magazine

"A collection of photos and first-person accounts taken from diaries, letters, interviews, and personal reflections. A good resource for teachers wanting to use primary sources."--Rethinking Schools

"Your use of primary sources, narratives, and original pictures in the books makes our history come alive.... I think your series should be in every classroom in the country."--Dr. Thomassine Sellers, Professor of Education, San Francisco State University

"The various voices recounting their own stories offer personal views of American history."--The Horn Book Guide

"A fine new series."--The Los Angeles Times Book Review

"[The American Family Album series is] a particularly insightful model of modern documentary history."--Kirkus Reviews

"I can't say enough about this series. It is the best history of immigration and culture available."--J. Worthington, Dallas Independent School District

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195124187
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Series: American Family Albums Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler have published more than 50 books for children and young adults. Their works have been honored by the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the Society for School Librarians International. The live in New York City.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)