This title examines an important historic event - bleeding Kansas. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of America during this violent time period as territories entered the Union as free or slave states. Readers will learn about the Missouri Compromise, the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the man behind it, Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas, the signer of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, President Franklin Pierce, and the effects of this event on society. Also discussed are the abolition movement, Nat Turner's Rebellion, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, and the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
As the 50th anniversary of the 1963 march for Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. approaches, this timely book looks at its organization, the key players, and why it is still relevant today.
Discusses the events that led up to the law forbidding segregation in schools.
Describes the events leading up to and including the exploration and settlement of places which became driving forces in the expansion of America.
Describes the events of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.
Explores the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.and how that event has sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics.
Explores the Salem witch trials and how that event has sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics.