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Profiles in American History: Significant Events and the People Who Shaped Them (8 Vols Complete)

Moss, Joyce; Wilson, George

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ISBN 10: 0810392070 / ISBN 13: 9780810392076
Edité par UXL Gale Research, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., 1993
Etat : Very Good Couverture rigide
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8 Vols Complete. Approx 300pp/illus each. Vol 1 - Exploration to Revolution, 2 - Constitutional Convention to the War of 1812, 3 - Indian Removal to the Antislavery Movement, 4 - Westward Movement to the Civil War, 5 - Reconstruction to the Spanish-American War, 6 - Immigration to Women's Rights and Roles, 7 - Great Depression to the Cuban Missile Crisis, 8 - Civil Rights Movement to the Present. All volumes clean. N° de réf. du libraire 004053

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Titre : Profiles in American History: Significant ...

Éditeur : UXL Gale Research, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.

Date d'édition : 1993

Reliure : Glossy Hard Cover/Boards

Etat du livre :Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : No Jacket Issued

Edition : First Edition

Type de livre : Ex-Library

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This accessible, 8-vol. reference focuses students attention on 160 notable individuals who have shaped American history, from the exploration of the continent to the present. Each chronologically arranged volume ties key people to significant events during a particular era. Balanced not only in gender and ethnic background, but also in viewpoint, the biographies in Profiles in American History offer a unique slant on event-based teaching. Stand-alone volumes include chapter-specific timelines; maps, illustrations and photographs; sidebars highlighting key facts; a bibliography; and a cumulative subject index.

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In this proposed eight-volume set, each volume encompasses a specific time period, focusing on 5 to 7 events and 20 people who helped shape those events. The intent of the series is to expose middle-school and high-school readers to the diversity of personalities who left their mark on America. The use of portraits, maps, excerpts from primary sources, and sidebars containing related information is intended not only to increase the research value of the series, but also to make history more relevant to readers.

The Board saw volumes 1 and 2. Volume 3, Indian Removal to the Antislavery Movement, is also available. The remaining volumes will be published by the end of the year, with volume 8 covering the civil rights movement to the present. Volume 1 covers from early exploration through the American Revolution. The five topics covered are "Exploration," "Colonization," "French and Indian War," "Declarations of Independence," and "Revolutionary War." Of the 20 persons covered, two are Native American, four are women, and the rest are males of European ancestry. Each event is preceded by a time line and general introduction. The unsigned biographies include personal background, role of the participant in the event, and the aftermath, with an explanation of that person's legacy to later events. Sources, which are cited in the body of the biography, are mainly current or classics in the field. Portraits of the biographees are included when possible. Those for whom portraits are unavailable have a related illustration. Volume 2 similarly covers the Constitutional Convention to the War of 1812, including the Lewis and Clark expedition and the birth of American literature. Native Americans, African Americans, and women are all represented. A subject index concludes each volume. As in all selective works, readers will question the inclusion of some events and persons and the exclusion of others.

While biographical information on most of the subjects is available elsewhere, the vocabulary, simple explanation of events, and obvious interrelation of people and events make this a good source for middle-school libraries or high schools needing material for lower-level students. The impetus for further research by more advanced students is provided by mention of certain aspects of a person's life not directly related to the subject at hand, such as Thomas Jefferson's views of slavery.

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