If You Lived at the Time of the American Revolution

If You Lived at the Time of the American Revolution

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by Kay Moore
     
 

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In a lively question-and-answer format, this book reveals what life was like--especially for children--during the Revolutionary War. By the author of "If You Lived at the Time of the Civil War". Full color.  See more details below

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In a lively question-and-answer format, this book reveals what life was like--especially for children--during the Revolutionary War. By the author of "If You Lived at the Time of the Civil War". Full color.

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Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
Starting with the front cover showing mixed reactions to the toppling of King George's statue, this lively book about Patriots and Loyalists gives middle readers a more balanced look than usual at people who lived during the American Revolution. Answers to pertinent questions take the inquiring mind through the daily lives, dwellings, clothing, and political opinions of colonial Americans, with care to present information about the Loyalists, who comprised approximately one-third of the colonists. Readers can discover, among much else, what it was like to attend school during the war, the chances of seeing a battle, how one could identify Patriots and Loyalists, and how families obtained food and clothing. This revised version explores the effects of conflict on the lives of both supporters of independence and those loyal to England. Middle readers may be surprised to learn that not all colonists even took sides, and that children sometimes fought in the war, too. Other sections introduce some prominent players of both persuasions; one might wish that Alexander Hamilton—patriot, loyal aide to General Washington, influential member of the first cabinet—had been mentioned, or that Benjamin Franklin had been given credit for adroitly negotiating the Treaty of Paris. This engaging book with its deft and often humorous illustrations will, however, go a long way towards helping younger history-lovers form a realistic idea of the War for Independence. For more sophisticated readers, teachers might suggest following up with the Colliers' powerful novel, My Brother Sam is Dead.

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ISBN-13:
9780606135146
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1998

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