The fictional chapters of this book tell the story of Luke Fletcher and his family as they make their journey along the Oregon Trail. The book's nonfiction chapters detail the realities of life on the Oregon Trail.
The fictional Domato family came to the United States from Italy to find a new life. The family came to realize that as immigrants, they were not welcomed by all Americans.
This book contains a fictional story and factual information about labor problems, child welfare issues, women's suffrage, and rural and urban life in 1893. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
When the Confederacy threatens to call 14-year-old Daniel Mayfield into service, the Mayfield family contemplates traveling north to Kentucky, a neutral state.
When the only family Joshua has ever known passes away, he decides to leave his life of slavery behind. He takes a covered wagon, a steamboat, and a train on his journey north to freedom.
From an isolated and inward-looking new nation clinging to the East Coast, America in the 1800s grew in size, strength, and military might. From the War of 1812 to the century-long campaigns of conquest against Native American peoples, territorial expansion through war with Mexico to the great national tragedy that was the Civil War, American soldiers and sailors forged a tradition of pride and heroism that is part of our national heritage. Sometimes misguided, sometimes truly inspired, nineteenth century America produced some of the greatest military leaders and witnessed some of the bloodiest battles in our history. Behind the scenes, and often neglected in our official histories, the life of America's citizen soldiers was a tough and brutal one. Patriotism, heroism, and human folly all combine in the story of the roots of Americas rise to the status of world military power.
We're all here because of people who met and fell in love in the past! In the 1800s, most young men and women were bound by powerful traditions of family, church, and society that limited their choices in romance and marriage. As an economic and community-building institution, marriage options were traditionally controlled by the older generation. Marriages were often arranged by families, and the bride and groom's personal feelings for each other were much less important than they are today. But as in so many other ways, America was a new and more open society. Communities of people from different and diverse backgrounds were established in a new land, and young people came together in a freer, more open environment. Romantic love flourished in the America of the 1800s as it never had before, with a whole variety of courting and marriage customs, many of which we still cherish today.