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Washington Is Burning! The War of 1812

Alvin Cunningham (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9780789158963

Begins with a factual overview of the War of 1812 and then continues with a fictional story centering on Sophie Turner and her father. The Turners are slaves owned by President James Madison and his wife, Dolley. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Socialism and Communism

Nancy Shniderman, Sue Hurwitz (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993857

Socialism developed as a reaction to the capitalistic ideals of competition and profit. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels created a communist form of socialism in which the change would take place quickly. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Feudalism

Jane Hurwitz (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993673

At the start of the Middle Ages, governments were practically nonexistent. Leaders couldn't organize their subjects or protect their borders. Feudalism evolved to bring the leaders and nobility together. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Democracy

Sue Hurwitz (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993628

Democracies began in ancient Athens and Rome in the sixth century B.C. These early democracies were the models for American democracy, which became the model for other modern democracies. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Outlaws and Lawmen: Crime and Punishment in the 1800s

Kenneth McIntosh (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422296868

American society in the 1800s had a rough edge to it. In a nation made up of people of diverse backgrounds and heritage, social controls needed to be strict and enforceable. The extreme economic inequality of Americas cities and the wide open moral code of the frontier led to a culture of crime and violence that still plagues our country. During the 1800s, professional police forces were established in cities, towns, and territories across the continent. On the frontier, justice was often swift and severe, with hanging judges making their reputations as representatives of the law in a lawless land. Long prison sentences in miserable conditions were the rule for criminals, and many a prisoner might have preferred the option of a quick execution. Before the reform of the legal system, which is an ongoing process, there was definitely a separate law, and a separate standard of penalties, for the rich and for the poor. The evolution of a humane penal system and a fairer protection of all citizens under the law is an important contribution of 1800s America to the modern world.

Scandals and Glory: Politics in the 1800s

Zachary Chastain (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422296837

With the principles of democracy firmly established after the War for Independence, Americans in the 1800s took their politics very seriously. As more and more male citizens gained the right to vote, elections became very public, hotly contested, and sometimes even violent. In the cities and towns of America, politicians courted political power and influence among new immigrant communities; buying votes and stuffing ballot boxes was shockingly common. While the major national political issues of foreign policy, taxation, the abolition of slavery, and states rights took center stage in Congress, Americans split along regional and party lines that still exist in the twenty-first century. Scandals over greed and corruption caused whole city governments to fall, but America also produced some of the greatest statesman and political leaders in its history. Former slaves, poor immigrants, and women demanded their right to vote.

Meeting Future Challenges: The Government of Mexico

Clarissa Aykroyd (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286883

Like people everywhere, Mexicans have experienced governments that have been beneficial to the people, and those that have treated people harshly. The history of government in the land known as Mexico is long and complex, beginning more than 3,000 years ago with the various Amerindian civilizations that lived in the region. Once the Spanish conquered the native people during the 16th century, they imposed their own forms of government that persisted until the early decades of the 19th century. Since Mexico gained its independence in 1821, the people have experienced many periods of unrest and turmoil, as various groups have attempted to create an effective government. With the election of Enrique Peña Nieto as president in 2012, many Mexicans hope that their government is headed in the right direction to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The history of Mexican government, and hopes for the future, are traced in Meeting Future Challenges: The Government of Mexico.

Mexican Facts and Figures

Ellyn Sanna (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286944

Mexicans today are proud of their rich heritage and their beautiful land, but they also recognize that their nation has many problems, including widespread poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, and drug-related violence. Many of Mexico's ongoing problems - such as illegal immigration, environmental issues, and drug trafficking - also affect its northern neighbor, the United States. Mexican Facts and Figures is an overview that will tell you about Mexico's past and its present, while also providing statistical information about the country's 31 states and its federal district.

Mexico's Central States

Deirdre Day MacLeod (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286937

The central states of Mexico are the geographic and economic heart of the nation. This region has been the site of many events that shaped Mexico's history, and includes the federal district that is home to the national government. The fertile farmland of central Mexico provides food. In Mexico's Central States, you will learn about the geography and climate, history, economy, culture, and the major communities of 11 Mexican states: Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico State, Mexico City (Federal District), Michoacn, Morelos, Puebla, Quertaro, and Tlaxcala.

Mexico's Gulf States

Randi Field (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286890

The Mexican states located on the Gulf of Mexico are known for their ancient ruins, crystal-clear waters, and friendly people. This region was home to some of Mexico's earliest Amerindian civilizations, and was the first part of Mexico that Europeans explored during the early 16th century. Today, this region is among the safest and most stable parts of Mexico. In Mexico's Gulf States, you will learn about the geography and climate, history, economy, culture, and the major communities of five Mexican states: Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, and Yucatán.

Mexico's Northern States

Deirdre Day MacLeod (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286920

Northern Mexico is a vast desert region bordering the United States. This region an important center for manufacturing, mining, and other industries due to its proximity to the U.S., and many maquiladoras (small factories) are located along the border. It also has many sights that attract tourists, such as the world-famous Copper Canyon. In Mexico's Northern States, you will learn about the geography and climate, history, economy, culture, and the major communities of seven Mexican states: Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, and Zacatecas.

Mexico's Pacific North States

Janet Burt (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286906

The states of Mexico's Pacific North region feature a wide range of terrains, from dry desert to beautiful coastal beaches and fertile valleys. Numerous archaeological sites can be found in the regions rugged mountains, and tourists enjoy beach resorts such as Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán, and the Sonoran Desert. Unfortunately, this region is also the base for one of Mexico's most powerful drug cartels, so in recent years drug-related violence has been a constant problem. In Mexico's Pacific North States, you will learn about the geography and climate, history, economy, culture, and the major communities of five Mexican states: Baja California, Baja California Sur, Nayarit, Sinaloa, and Sonora.

Mexico's Pacific South States

Sheryl Nantus (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286913

The southernmost states along Mexico's Pacific coast are rich in both history and natural resources. These states have been shaken by natural phenomena, such as earthquakes and volcanoes, and plagued at times by rebellions and violence. Yet these states attract millions of tourists each year, drawn to the beautiful beaches of Acapulco, Huatulco, and other resorts, or to major archaeological sites such as Monte Albán and Palenque. In Mexico's Pacific South States, you will learn about the geography and climate, history, economy, culture, and the major communities of four Mexican states: Colima, Chiapas, Guerrero, and Oaxaca.

Fight for Women's Suffrage

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878442

This title examines an important historic event - the women's suffrage movement. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of women's rights and the League of Women Voters, the roles the antislavery movement, the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, and literature played in the movement, well-known figures such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, and Alice Paul, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Global Financial Crisis

Holly Dolezalek (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878459

This title examines an important historic event - the modern global financial crisis. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the impact of the failing housing market and the credit crisis in the United States, the US government bailouts of banks, automakers, and other businesses, issues around financial regulation and the US Federal Reserve, the spread of financial problems to Europe, Japan, and China, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Oregon Trail

Marcia Amidon Lusted (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878473

This title examines an important historic event - the Oregon Trail. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of the Pacific Coast and the expansion of the United States, the roles Manifest Destiny, transportation, mountain men, Native Americans, Mormons, and emigration societies played during this time, the challenges pioneers faced and experienced on the trail, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Bleeding Kansas

Richard Reece (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786061

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.

The Orphan Trains

Kristin F. Johnson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786108

This title examines an important historic event - the orphan train movement. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of the Children's Aid Society and the development of the Brace School, lodging houses, and industrial schools, the conditions that led to child abandonment in the 1800s, problems with institutional care and child labor laws, the roles the Civil War, the Great Depression, and people like Charles Loring Brace played, and the effects of this event on society. 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.

The Scottsboro Boys

David Cates (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786115

This title examines an important historic event - the trials of the nine Scottsboro Boys that took place in Alabama. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of America at the time of the trials, the accounts of the nine men on trial regarding their train ride from Tennessee to Alabama, their sentences, and the effects of this event on society. Readers will learn about the Great Depression, the Jim Crow south, lynching, the Ku Klux Klan, and the black codes that were all part of the atmosphere at this time. 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.

Tragedy in Tucson:

Aimee Houser (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786139

This title examines an important historic event - the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others in Tucson, Arizona. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the man behind the shooting, Jared Loughner, and his history of mental illness, the disease schizophrenia, Giffords rise in politics, the political climate in America, including the hot button issue of health-care reform, Giffords's fight for her life, and the effects of this event on society. Also discussed are the gun laws in America, the National Rifle Association's stand on gun control, new legislation introduced in Congress regarding gun control, and mental health policy and law. 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.

U.S. Constitution & Bill of Rights

Charles E. Pederson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851896

This title examines an important historic event, the making of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Readers will learn about the events leading up to the making of these historic documents, including European settlement in America and the Revolutionary War. Covered in detail are the First Continental Congress, the Connecticut Compromise, the Constitutional Convention, the ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and the first presidential election. Key players, such as George Washington, James Madison, Edmund Randolph, Alexander Hamilton, and Benjamin Franklin are included. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

U.S. Involvement in Vietnam

Martin Gitlin (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851902

This title examines an important historic event, the U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Readers will learn about the events leading up to this, including Communist North Vietnam taking military action over South Vietnam, the United States sending aid to South Vietnam, and finally American troops intervening. The U.S. antiwar movement is discussed, as well as the removal of U.S. troops and the eventual unification of all of Vietnam under communist rule in 1975. Key players, such as Ho Chi Minh, Ngo Dinh Diem, General William Westmoreland, President John F. Kennedy, President Lyndon Johnson, and President Richard Nixon are included. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

United States Enters World War I

Sue Vander Hook (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617851889

This title examines an important historic event, the United States entering World War I. Readers will learn about the events leading up to this, including the sinking of the Lusitania and the preparation of the U.S. military. Covered in detail are the first American troops' arrival in Paris, trench warfare, and the cease-fire and negotiations that led to the Treaty of Versailles. Also discussed are the Americans' efforts to help the war on the home front, including selling war bonds, conserving food, planting gardens, and working in munitions factories. Key players, such Herbert Hoover, Colonel George S. Patton Jr., Kaiser Wilhelm II, President Woodrow Wilson, and Arthur Zimmermann are included. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

Cold War

Kayla Morgan (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617873546

This title examines an important historic event - the Cold War. Compelling text explores the political climate leading up to the Cold War, the major confrontations, the aftermath, and the impact on the world today. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, glossary, bibliography, and index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

New Deal

Susan E. Hamen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617873577

This title examines an important historic event - the New Deal. Compelling text explores the background of the New Deal, including the events leading up to it, its effects on the U.S. economy, and the key people involved. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.