Gr 5-8-These readable texts provide balanced overviews. Primary-source materials include archival maps, photos, reproductions, letters, and speeches that are examined in context. Sojourner Truth, in particular, does a nice job of explaining the difficulties associated with writing a history of a woman who could not, herself, read or write. This title also provides the most complete biographical material of the four. The two Lincoln titles contain some overlapping information but retain a distinct focus. There is little available for this audience specifically about the Calhoun-Randolph debate. Libraries looking for introductory or additional material on these topics will find these titles to be useful additions.-Deanna Romriell, Salt Lake City Library, UT Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.