School Library JournalGr 7 Up-Kelley's book is disjointed and poorly organized. An entire chapter is devoted to the migration to the Americas, with mention of the Archaic and Woodland periods, as well as the Clovis and Folsom cultures. This extensive background leaves too little space to address problems specific to the United States and Native Americans. Sentence structure is confusing, and the author makes sweeping statements that are not backed by evidence. Quotes are not documented, which makes them useless for reports. The maps are helpful, and the chronology provides a good overview of certain conflicts. Wagner provides solid information in an easy-to-read and understandable format. The chapters are short, with a few text boxes that provide more information on specific subjects. Photos are used to good effect, and the maps are also useful, although there are too few of them. The background information is presented clearly and concisely and provides enough depth about the current volatile situation between these two countries. The writing is simple and straightforward, and should provide good introductory material for report writing, as well as for students interested in learning more about the topic.-Tracy Ansley, formerly at Cary Academy, NC Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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