Andrew Jackson's America: 1824-1850

Andrew Jackson's America: 1824-1850

by Christopher Collier
     
 

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History is dramatic -- and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the…  See more details below

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History is dramatic -- and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, opinions, attitudes and tribulations that led to the birth of this great nation.
Andrew Jackson's America examines the events and personalities, particularly President Andrew Jackson, that shaped the development of the United States during the first half of the nineteenth century. Learn about the influence that Andrew Jackson had on the way America developed, The Industrial Revolution and the beginning of the Two-Party System. The text is enhanced with images of art & artifacts, maps, and photographs of historic landmarks.

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Children's Literature - Scott S. Floyd
While this period may not have had the wars and initial political battles of earlier United States periods, it had more important ties to the building of our great nation. In the late 1700's, machines were getting their start. By the early part of the 1800's, they were becoming increasingly popular. The cotton gin made work fifty times faster. The cotton mill made it possible to compete with the Europeans in textiles. A market economy was beginning. The two party system took hold. The minute details of these events are all covered within this text. Important information is shared in an easy to understand format for younger readers. I believe that any instructor can easily integrate this book into the curriculum at the intermediate and older levels, thus making history come to life for these students. It is part of the "The Drama of American History" series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620645079
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
10/12/2012
Series:
Drama of American History Series , #9
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
16 MB
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Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Born in New York City in 1928, author James Lincoln Collier is beloved by young readers in particular for the award-winning historical novels he has written with his brother, historian Christopher Collier. A graduate of Hamilton College, Collier served in the U.S. Army after college and then worked as a magazine editor for several years. Perhaps his most famous children's book is the Newbery Honor Book he wrote with his brother, the popular Revolutionary War story My Brother Sam Is Dead. The father of two children, Collier is also an accomplished trombone player. He lives in New York City, where he continues to write and play jazz music. Christopher Collier was born in New York City in 1930. He attended Clark University where he earned his B.A. and he received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has taught school in Connecticut and at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is currently Professor of American History at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Like his brother James, Christopher Collier is by avocation a musician (his instruments are the trumpet and flugelhorn). He and his wife Bonnie live in Orange, Connecticut, in an old (1790) house they have restored. He is the father of two sons and a daughter.

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