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Women Who Shaped the West
     

Women Who Shaped the West

by Mary Virginia Fox
 
The "Cornerstones of Freedom" detail important events in United States history. Children are given the sense of being witnesses to history-in-the-making and contemporaries of famous people who helped shape the United States into the world power it is today. Starting with the Spring 1992 titles, a brand-new format has been introduced using more photographs (many in

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The "Cornerstones of Freedom" detail important events in United States history. Children are given the sense of being witnesses to history-in-the-making and contemporaries of famous people who helped shape the United States into the world power it is today. Starting with the Spring 1992 titles, a brand-new format has been introduced using more photographs (many in full-color), historical engravings, and an easy-to-read typeface. Many popular previously published titles will be updated in this new format. Each book includes an index.

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Gr 4-8-- A too-broad scope and lack of background mar The Great Society . Johnson's programs are touched on, but more attention is given to civil rights legislation. Greater depth can be found in biographies of L.B.J. Women is interesting, although its wide-ranging focus doesn't succeed as well in the series format. Fox chooses a few people to illustrate why women in general went west and what they found. An abrupt ending spotlights Annie Oakley. Battle covers the events and personalities of this bloody two-day Tennessee conflict and its significance in Civil War history. An additional source to more general books on that war, its focus on a single event demonstrates this series' strength. Kent's skill in depicting both the excitement and horror of battle is evident in Rough Riders as well. He colorfully captures the exuberance of Roosevelt's motley regiment--Ivy leaguers elbow-to-elbow with southwestern cowpunchers--and also mentions the African-American regiments that joined them on their historic charge. Each title is thoroughly illustrated, although battle maps are too small and lack sufficient explanation. --Sally Bates Goodroe, Houston Pub . Lib .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516047577
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/1991
Series:
Cornerstones of Freedom Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.32(w) x 9.82(h) x 0.32(d)
Lexile:
1070L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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