Indians, Cowboys and Farmers: 1865-1910 [NOOK Book]

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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.
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Indians, Cowboys and Farmers: 1865-1910

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Overview

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.
Indians, Cowboys, and Farmers discusses the settling of the area between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains and the conflicting interests of the different groups involved--the Indians, cowboys, farmers, sheepherders, and railroad barons. The authors discuss the effect of the American policy of westward expansion on the Indian population, the rise and fall of the "Cattle Kingdom," and the importance of cross-country transportation. The text is enhanced with maps, photographs, and images of historic art & artifacts.

Discusses the settling of the area between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains and the conflicting interests of the different groups involved--the Indians, cowboys, farmers, sheepherders, and railroad barons.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This chapter in "The Drama of American History" series addresses the legendary saga of the western frontier. In American history, the West stands out as one of the most romanticized themes. When many Americans think of the West, visions of John Wayne, Gary Cooper or Wyatt Earp come to mind. However, the 19th century migration west was more a tale of mind-numbing labor than of a gaudy adventure. This historical text, presented through the eyes of common folk, introduces readers to Native American culture, railroad building, the life of cowboys and agriculture on the Great Plains and more. The authors go to great pains to include illustrations, quotations and perspectives that highlight the experiences of everyday people during the years of westward settlement. What flows out of these efforts is a vibrant look back at a time period that shaped not only the past but also the mythology of the present. This approach to history, which typifies this series, helps readers to see beneath the surface and more fully appreciate what people of that era felt, thought and did. 2001, Benchmark Books, $20.95. Ages 10 up. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck
School Library Journal
Gr 6-10-This is American history at its most basic. Believing that students get "lost in a swamp of factual information," the Colliers survey the essential concepts of settling the Great Plains, without a great deal of detail. For example, in describing the sequence of events that led to the Grattan Massacre, there is no mention of date, location, or names of the people involved. Without prior knowledge, readers would not know it was the Grattan Massacre. Topics addressed include Native American history prior to contact with whites and conflicts with settlers and the military, ranching and cowboys, railroads, and reform movements that sought to help farmers and regulate big business. While the focus of this book is on political and institutional history, it does mention the contributions of women and minorities. The illustrative material-photographs, campaign posters, political cartoons, advertisements, graphs, maps, and reproductions of paintings by famous Western artists George Catlin, Charles Russell, and Frederic Remington-is outstanding. References to other books in the series that further explain a topic are scattered throughout the text.-Patricia Ann Owens, Wabash Valley College, Mt. Carmel, IL Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620645239
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/2/2012
  • Series: Drama of American History Series , #17
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,352,962
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • File size: 12 MB
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