History of US: Liberty for All? 1820-1860 Paperback Book
Grades: 3 - 10
Storyteller Joy Hakim has excited millions of young minds with the great drama of American history in her award-winning series, A History of US. With their riveting, thought-provoking narrative, the books have been recognized as a break-through tool in teaching history & critical reading skills to young people.
Early nineteenth century America could just about be summed up by Henry David Thoreau's words when he said, "Eastward I go only by force, but westward I go free." It was an exuberant time for the diverse citizens of the United States, who included a range of folk, from mountain men and railroad builders to whalers and farmers, as they pushed forward into the open frontier and all their hopes and fears are captured in Liberty for All? In addition to colorful accounts of the massive westward migration, the California Gold Rush, a war with Mexico, the Oregon boundary conflict, Texas and the Alamo, Liberty for All? takes a deep look at the issue that began to gnaw at the country's core: How, in the land where "all men are created equal," could there be slaves?
Guided reading levels: W-X. Lexile levels: 820-940L.
Paperback, 224 pages.