From Colonies to Country

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Oxford University Press, Sep 15, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 160 pages
Whether it's standing on the podium in Seneca Falls with the Suffragettes or riding on the first subway car beneath New York City in 1907, the books in Joy Hakim's A History of US series weave together exciting stories that bring American history to life. Readers may want to start with War, Terrible War, the tragic and bloody account of the Civil War that has been hailed by critics as magnificent. Or All the People, brought fully up-to-date in this new edition with a thoughtful and engaging examination of our world after September 11th. No matter which book they read, young people will never think of American history as boring again. Joy Hakim's single, clear voice offers continuity and narrative drama as she shares with a young audience her love of and fascination with the people of the past. The newest edition of Hakim's celebrated series is now available in an 11-volume set containing revisions and updates to all ten main volumes and the Sourcebook and Index. - Publisher.
 

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Contents

Jenkins Ear
17
OGLETHORPE MARCHES INTO FLORIDA
18
Frenchmen and Indians
21
A Most Remarkable Man
25
Pitt Steps In
31
THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR
33
Au Revoir Goodbye France
34
Staying in Charge
36
Naming a General
85
The War of the Hills
89
Fighting Palm Trees
94
Declaring Independence
98
ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL
102
Signing Up
103
Revolutionary Women and Children
106
Freedom Fighters
110

What Is an American?
39
A Girl Who Always Did Her Best
42
The Rights of Englishmen
46
A Taxing King
50
JOHN RUTLEDGE VISITS A FOREIGN COUNTRY
54
The Firebrands
56
ON THE ROAD_
58
A Massacre in Boston
63
One If by Land Two If by Sea
69
THE SHOT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD
73
An American Original
76
HOW THE NEW WORLD CHANGED THE OLD
79
On the Way to the Second Continental Congress
80
A FAILED JOURNEY?
114
Soldiers from Everywhere
116
Black Soldiers
121
Fighting a War
123
Valley Forge to Vincennes
130
More About Choices
138
Experimenting with a Nation
147
A Man with Ideas
154
Summer in Philly
162
Roger to the Rescue
172
Good Words and Bad
178
If You Can Keep It
186
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Joy Hakim is a former newspaper writer and editor and elementary school teacher who holds a bachelor's degree in government from Smith College and a master's degree in education from Goucher College.

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