Children's History / U. S. / Colonial
george vs. george
the american revolution as seen from both sides
Paperback ISBN: 1426300425
Takes a unique and lively approach to the story of the American Revolution by weaving the tale around two quite similar leaders--George Washington and King George III--offering insights into the actions and convictions of participants on both sides of the Atlantic. Reprint.
Noah Webster's Fighting Words
School & Library ISBN: 1467794104
Noah Webster, famous for writing the first dictionary of the English language as spoken in the United States, was known in his day for his bold ideas and strong opinions about, well, everything. Spelling, politics, laws, you name it
What Was the First Thanksgiving?
Paperback ISBN: 0448464632
The history of the feast! After their first harvest in 1621, the Pilgrims at Plymouth shared a three-day feast with their Native American neighbors. Of course, the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag didn’t know it at the time, but they were making history, celebrating what would become a national holiday.
George Washington, Spymaster
How the Americans Outspied the British And Won the Revolutionary War
Paperback ISBN: 1426300417
A biography of Revolutionary War general and first President of the United States, George Washington, focuses on his use of spies to gather intelligence that helped the colonies win the war. Reprint.
A New Look at Jamestown
Hardcover ISBN: 1426300123
An examination of what happened at the Jamestown settlement presents a detailed review of the new archaeological evidence to profile the housing, food, clothing, tools, and causes of death of the early settlers.
African Americans in the Thirteen Colonies
Paperback ISBN: 0531219585
For nearly 250 years, African people were treated as property and forced to perform difficult labor, day in and day out. Even before the first glorious ring of the Liberty Bell, America was a land of freedom and promise. The Cornerstones of Freedom series explores what inspires people from all over the world to start life anew here, endure the economic and social upheavals, and defend the land and rights that are unique to the United States of America. In 1619, the first recorded African slaves arrived on the shores of the English colony of Jamestown in North America.
Compact Disc ISBN: 1524757551
Acclaimed biographer Jean Fritz writes the remarkable story of Alexander Hamilton, one of America's most influential and fascinating founding fathers, and his untimely death in a duel with Aaron Burr. Born in the British West Indies, Hamilton arrived in New York as an "outsider." He fought in the Revolution and became Washington's most valuable aidede- camp. He was there with Washington, Madison, and the others writing the Constitution. He was the first Secretary of the Treasury as the country struggled to become unified and independent. Fritz's talent for bringing historical figures to life is at its best as she shares her fascination with this man of action who was honorable, ambitious, and fiercely loyal to his adopted country. From the Hardcover edition.
The Making of America
Hardcover ISBN: 1419725785
Chronicles the life of the Founding Father, from his impoverished childhood in the West Indies and journey to New York City to his role in developing the Constitution and untimely death in a duel with Aaron Burr.