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Cornmeal and Cider: Food and Drink in the 1800s

Zachary Chastain (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422296936

The farmers, workers, and pioneers of America in the 1800s were nourished by a tradition of hearty, down home cooking that is still a part of our national cuisine - New England baked beans, roast beef, turkey, corn on the cob, and pumpkin pies. With roots in the British Isles, and with important contributions from Native American food plants and cooking techniques, American food and drink quality and seasonal variety was vastly improved during the 1800s by new technologies in transportation, food storage, hygiene, and preservation, growing national and world markets, and not least the delicious ethnic cuisines of new immigrant groups. Hungry for innovation, quality, and economy, Americans in the 1800s became the best fed nation in the history of the world!

From the Parlor to the Altar: Romance and Marriage in the 1800s

Zachary Chastain (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422296912

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.

Guardians of the Home: Women's Lives in the 1800s

Matthew Strange (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422296905

While often behind the scenes and hidden from history, women in 1800s America worked side by side with men in building our nation. On the frontier, strong, capable women worked as hard or harder than their menfolk, taming the land and raising the crops while shouldering the responsibilities of keeping house and caring for the children. The life of the farm wife in the settled parts of the country was one of sunup to sundown labor in an era with few modern conveniences. And in urban areas, working class women were a major part of the workforce in an industrializing economy, while middle and upper class women influenced America's social movements, supported charities, and helped beautify the gritty cities. In the course of the 1800s, new labor saving technologies in the home, improved health conditions, greater economic and educational opportunities, and a growing sense of their rights helped to empower women and started the movement toward full equality with men that continues to this day.

Knights

Joanne Mattern

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 1606945408

This book describes the life of medieval knights, including a short story of two young knights' experiences in a tournament and in battle.

Samurai

Don McLeese

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606944356

This book discusses the lives of samurai warriors through a story about two samurai who served Oda Nobunaga, a powerful samurai leader.

Landing at Ellis Island

Holly Karapetkova

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 1606945521

In graphic-novel format, this book examines the history of Ellis Island while providing a story surrounding one family's immigration to America.

Vikings

Don McLeese

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606944349

This brief introduction to the Vikings and their gods includes a story about the family of Eric the Red.

Spartans

Don McLeese

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606944363

This book describes the life of a Spartan warrior and includes a short story that follows two Spartan boys from the age of seven to the battle of Thermopylae.

Vol. 8: Ross, John to Thanksgiving

Sandy Sepehri (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604727142

Learn about Native American history and culture, past and present.

Vol. 9: The-Other-Magpie to Zuni

Sandy Sepehri (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604727159

Learn about Native American history and culture, past and present.

Vol. 10: Cumulative Index & Projects

Sandy Sepehri (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604727166

Learn about Native American history and culture, past and present.

Vol. 6: Massasoit to Pamunkey

Sandy Sepehri (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604727128

Learn about Native American history and culture, past and present.

Vol. 7: Papoose to Rosebud Reservation

Sandy Sepehri (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604727135

Learn about Native American history and culture, past and present.

Vol. 3: Confederacy To Fort Stanwix Treaty

Sandy Sepehri (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604727098

Learn about Native American history and culture, past and present.

Vol. 4: Fox to Indian Territory

Sandy Sepehri (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604724219

Learn about Native American history and culture, past and present.

Vol. 5: Indian Wars to Massachuset

Sandy Sepehri (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604727111

Learn about Native American history and culture, past and present.

Vol. 2: Bonepickers To Camanchero

Sandy Sepehri (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604727081

Learn about Native American history and culture, past and present.

Vol. 1: Abalone Shells To Bone Artifacts

Sandy Sepehri (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604727074

Learn about the history and culture of Native Americans, past and present.

Jackie Robinson

Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602915886

Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781602915909

In graphic-novel format, this brief biography of Martin Luther King Jr. discusses his childhood, his protests and marches, and his "I Have a Dream" speech.

Women in Chemistry

Kim Etingoff (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288948

Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of chemistry. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in chemistry, from Alice Hamilton to Darleane Hoffman, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be a chemist. Find out about the opportunities for women in the field. Read Women in Chemistry to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in chemistry is something you want to do.

Women in Engineering

Shaina Indovino (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288955

Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of engineering. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in engineering, from Grace Hopper to GM executive Grace Lieblein, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be an engineer and find out about the opportunities for women in the field. Read Women in Engineering to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in engineering is something you want to do.

Women in Information Technology

Shaina Indovino (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288979

Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of information technology. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in information technology, from Augusta Ada King to Radia Perlman, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to work in information technology. Find out about the opportunities women in the field have today. Read Women in Information Technology to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in IT is something you want to do.

Women in Medicine

Kim Etingoff (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288986

Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of medicine. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in medicine, from Rita Levi-Montalcini to Margaret Chan, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be a doctor. Find out about the opportunities for women in medicine. Read Women in Medicine to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in medicine is something you want to do.

Women in Physics

Shaina Indovino (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288993

Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of physics. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in physics, from Shirley Ann Jackson to Lisa Randall, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be a physicist. Find out about the opportunities for women in the field. Read Women in Physics to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in physics is something you want to do.