Children's Literature - Scott S. FloydSo much is written about the initial settling of colonies in the Americas. There is also vast amount of material concerning the American Revolutionary period. This leaves one question, though. What happened in the one hundred years or so that separated these periods? Citizens from other countries entered the picture with their own way of doing things. New religions surfaced, new crops were introduced, new workers were brought in from other countries (slaves), and new attitudes were being formed about the English government and its intrusion on the new found land. Not only were Americans feeling the pressure, but France was also receiving unwanted advances from the British into their territories. The result was the French and Indian War. These seemingly minor details give a great insight into what led up to the American Revolution. Any history class is lacking without a copy of this work, and 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.
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