Jamestown's American Portraits: Wind on the River

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In 1863, fifteen-year-old Private Allen of South Carolina, captured at the Battle of Gettysburg, decides...

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Overview

Jamestown's American Portraits, an American saga of families and friends, traces the fascinating history of America through many generations and cultures and through the eyes of adolescent girls and boys. Jamestown's American Portraits is a unique, enriching reading program designed to teach reading skills and strategies while exploring exciting historical novels.

In 1863, fifteen-year-old Private Allen of South Carolina, captured at the Battle of Gettysburg, decides to switch his allegiance to the Union and is sent to fight "savages" in Dakota Territory, where he confronts his prejudices and learns what heroism really means.

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Griff, a private in the Confederate Army, has endured many hardships in his young life, beginning with an abusive father. After the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, Griff and his buddies are taken prisoner by Yankee soldiers. To escape the dismal Point Lookout prison, Griff swallows hard and takes the oath of allegiance to become a Yankee himself. Looking forward to adventure and freedom, Griff instead finds himself on a boat to Dakota Territory under the direction of a sadistic Colonel. At his new home in Fort Rice, Griff must adjust to the constant threat of Indian attacks and the hostile elements. Griff matures when his potential is tested and prejudices challenged. Readers will share Griff's confusing world and cheer him on as he seeks a better life. This book, which is one in the publisher's "American Portraits" series, would be an excellent choice to supplement educational materials for middle school social studies classes. 2000, Jamestown Publishers/NTC/Contemporary Publishing Group, Ages 9 to 13, $5.95. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809205820
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/12/2001
  • Series: Jamestown's American Portraits Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 156
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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WIND ON THE RIVERA Story of the Civil WarWind on the River reveals the coming-of-age experience of 15-year-old Private John Griffith Allen, a Confederate soldier from South Carolina who survives the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863 only to be captured by Yankee soldiers and sent as a prisoner of war to the notorious death trap called Point Lookout. After taking the oath of allegiance, switching sides and becoming a “Galvanized Yankee,” Gruff is sent to remote Fort Rice on the upper Missouri River in Dakota Territory. There he struggles to discover who he is while surviving the rigors of a hostile new environment and a terrifying Indian war. His encounter with two half—sisters living at Fort Rice challenges his prejudices and forces him to completely reconsider what it means to he a hero.

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