From Sea to Sea: The Growth of the United States

From Sea to Sea: The Growth of the United States

by Harold Faber

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-- This revised and updated version of the first edition (Farrar, 1967; o.p.) continues to be a highly readable, well-researched, and organized historical geography of the United States from 1783 through the admission to the Union of Alaska and Hawaii. Concluding chapters discuss U. S. possessions in the Caribbean and Pacific, give some statistics concerning borders and the recalculation of the nation's size in 1990, and go on to speculate about future states. Faber provides social, political, and economic, as well as military, background information and many anecdotes. He includes quotes from a variety of appropriate sources togive readers an appreciation of what the participants in ``Manifest Destiny'' were like and, more importantly, what their motivations were in helping to create this nation. The book would make an excellent supplement to current U. S. history texts. Photographs complement the text, a helpful index is appended, and sources published since the first edition are included in the bibliography. --David A. Lindsey, Lakewood Junior/Senior High School, WA
Carolyn Phelan
Originally published in 1967, this book describes the growth of the U.S. in terms of its acquisition and control of land and territories, from the creation of its original borders until the present day. While the text remains substantially the same as in the earlier edition, some sections, such as those on the Panama Canal Zone, Okinawa, and Micronesia, have been reworded or rewritten. A good resource, brought up to date.

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Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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