When Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, he set in motion a series of events that changed the course of American history. Since then, African Americans have worked tirelessly to achieve equality between the races and bring new meaning to the phrase All men are created equal. Free at Last is a graphic history focusing how slaves responded to their new freedom. It also chronicles the obstacles to emancipation. Free at Last is a wonderful way for reluctant readers to learn about this important period in history.
With malice toward none; and charity for all. Those were the words of reconciliation that Abraham Lincoln preached as he tried to reunite a nation at the end of the American Civil War. However, a group of RepublicansRadical Republicansas they were called, had anything but reconciliation on their minds. After Lincoln died, they tried to punish the South for rebelling against the Union. Radical Republicans is a graphic history that explains the high and low points after the war.
As Americans moved across the continent, they quickly found the beautiful and dangerous West needed to be tamed. Taming the West is a graphic history that looks at how Americans carved out new homes in an alien place. Taming the West will be one book your child talks about over and over again, packed with action from the Indian Wars, the first Pony Express riders, and western outlaws.
From the Alamo to the Oregon Trail, Westward Ho! graphically illustrates how pioneers fought, died, and flourished as America expanded west. Readers who might not be interested in history will love this book. Theyll be able to understand the hardships of these early Americans, appreciating the efforts that helped to form the country as it is today.
Steamships, locomotives, and the airplanethese machines revolutionized the world. The Revolution in Industry takes a look at how these and other machines changed history. Young readers will be along for the ride on the Wright brothers first flight, and aboard some of the largest steamships to ever sail the world. Revolution in Power will infuse readers with a greater appreciation of the achievements all of us take for granted today.
Edison, Marconi, and Bell. Inventors and Inventions brings these scientists and others to life. Young readers take a front row seat as Thomas Edison invents the light bulb. Theyll also listen in as Guglielmo Marconi tests his first wireless telegraph, and Alexander Graham Bell makes the first phone call. This colorful graphic history is sure to inspire young readers.
In Colonial Williamsburg, young readers will explore this historical landmark and learn about its cultural significance. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this important American site. A labeled diagram helps readers understand locations and items associated with Colonial Williamsburg, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Colonial Williamsburg online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Colonial Williamsburg also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Colonial Williamsburg is part of Jump!’s Hello, America! series.