Explains the great calamity that was the Civil War, highlighting the major battles and prominent players in that conflict.
After the stock market crash in 1929, America plunged into one of its darkest periods--the Great Depression.
When slaves escaped, they were often never seen again. Was there a logical explanation for their disappearances?
Describes the Pony Express mail relay service in the western United States in the mid-nineteenth century and discusses the difficulties faced by the Pony Express riders, including dangerous weather conditions and hostile Native Americans.
Describes the role of the African American pilots who trained at Alabama's Tuskegee Army Air Field to fight in World War II.
Describes the events and circumstances surrounding the forced journey of the Cherokee to an Oklahoma reservation during the nineteenth century.
Describes life in United States in the year 1968, including the war in Vietnam, the draft, war protesters, hippies and yippies, the presidential campaign and election, and the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy.
Recounts the causes and events of World War II, including background on the major political and military figures of the war.
This is a collection of biographies of Maria Mitchell, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Bethenia Owens-Adair, Linda Richards, Marian Anderson, Margaret Bourke-White, and Jackie Cochran.
When gold was found at Sutter's Mill in California in 1849, the lives of thousands of people changed forever.
Recounts the struggles and triumphs of Jack Trice, the first African American to play football for Iowa State, who died in 1923 of injuries received on the field.
Describes how a school bus carrying twenty children became stranded during a blizzard in Towner, Colorado, in 1931.
This book presents the diary of Gertrud Schakat Tammen who grew up in Germany during World War II. This portion of her diary relates her experiences as World War II began.
Although Comstock Lode made many people near Virginia City rich, it left a torn and tattered town. The lesson of the Comstock Lode legacy is that what people have done in the past affects people today. And what we do today can affect the world tomorrow.
Briefly describes life in United States at the beginning of the twentieth century, including immigration, the labor movement, America's role in World War I and world affairs, and the Roaring Twenties.
From the Patty Hearst kidnapping to the Oklahoma City bombing, these cases kept America watching.
Explains the situations behind the cases of Leopold and Loeb, the Lindbergh kidnapper, the Rosenbergs, the Brown school segregation suit, the Manson family, the Pentagon Papers, and O.J. Simpson, and discusses the trials and aftermath.
Describes America's earliest settlers, discussing the reasons people took the risky trip, the journey, and the hardships they faced.
Find out how host cities are chosen, how politics, drug use, and terrorism affect the Games and what the future holds for the Olympics.
Recounts the struggles and triumphs of athletes who have helped to open their sports to participants who are African American or women, or who have disabilities, including Jackie Robinson, Billie Jean King, and Jim Abbott.
When the Confederacy threatens to call 14-year-old Daniel Mayfield into service, the Mayfield family contemplates traveling north to Kentucky, a neutral state.
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.
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.
This book begins with a factual introduction to the Civil War and then continues with a fictional story of Conrad Elroy, a 13-year-old powder monkey for the Union navy.
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.