The American Revolution: 1763-1783

The American Revolution: 1763-1783

by Christopher Collier
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.
The American Revolution examines the people and events involved in the significant war by which the thirteen original colonies broke away from England. The authors explain the many sources of conflict between the Americans and the British government, how each side approached the problems, and the results of the escalating violence. The text is enhanced with images of historical art & artifacts, maps of key battles, and photographs of reenacted scenes.

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Children's Literature - Scott S. Floyd
The greediness of the mother country, England, led to what we know as the American Revolution. The almighty "dollar" led England to place a tax on everything to and from the Colonies. Then, the British tried to make an even bigger profit by limiting trade to just England. They passed laws against trade with other countries like France, England's enemy, and parts of the West Indies not owned by Britain. Still feeling the sting of being beaten during the French and Indian War, France joined forces with the Americans in their fight for Independence. From the initial social and political unrest until the signing of the peace treaty in Paris in 1783, this text gives very interesting accounts from both sides of the ocean. Any instructor can easily integrate this book into the curriculum at the intermediate level and above thus making history come to life for these students. It is part of the "The Drama of American History" series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620644997
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
10/12/2012
Series:
Drama of American History Series , #5
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
94
Sales rank:
382,876
File size:
9 MB
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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Meet the Author

Born in New York City in 1928, author James Lincoln Collier is beloved by young readers in particular for the award-winning historical novels he has written with his brother, historian Christopher Collier. A graduate of Hamilton College, Collier served in the U.S. Army after college and then worked as a magazine editor for several years. Perhaps his most famous children's book is the Newbery Honor Book he wrote with his brother, the popular Revolutionary War story My Brother Sam Is Dead. The father of two children, Collier is also an accomplished trombone player. He lives in New York City, where he continues to write and play jazz music. Christopher Collier was born in New York City in 1930. He attended Clark University where he earned his B.A. and he received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has taught school in Connecticut and at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is currently Professor of American History at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Like his brother James, Christopher Collier is by avocation a musician (his instruments are the trumpet and flugelhorn). He and his wife Bonnie live in Orange, Connecticut, in an old (1790) house they have restored. He is the father of two sons and a daughter.

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