Liberty for All? (A History of US Series #5)

Liberty for All? (A History of US Series #5)

by Joy Hakim
     
 

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Early nineteenth-century America could just about be summed up by Henry David Thoreau's words when he said, "Eastward I go only by force, but westward I go free." It was an exuberant time for the diverse citizens of the United States, who included a range of folk from mountain men and railroad builders to whalers and farmers, as they pushed forward into the open…  See more details below

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Early nineteenth-century America could just about be summed up by Henry David Thoreau's words when he said, "Eastward I go only by force, but westward I go free." It was an exuberant time for the diverse citizens of the United States, who included a range of folk from mountain men and railroad builders to whalers and farmers, as they pushed forward into the open frontier and all their hopes and fears are captured in Liberty for All? In addition to colorful accounts of the massive westward migration, the California Gold Rush, a war with Mexico, the Oregon boundary conflict, Texas and the Alamo, Liberty for All? takes a deep look at the issue that began to gnaw at the country's core: How, in the land where "all men are created equal," could there be slaves?

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Alexander Stille
"In the sorry state of current textbooks the achievement of Joy Hakim's A History of US is all the more impressive. [She] set out to write a series of books that would combine the best qualities of the earlier narrative histories with modern historical research. Convinced that history is inherently fascinating, she fills her books with ancedotes, quotations, humor, and well-described characters. Instead of talking down to children in simplified language, her books invite children to make an effort." -- The New York Review of Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195153286
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/20/2002
Series:
A History of US Series, #5
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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