American History

From democracy's roots to a country divided

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Details American history between 1816 and 1860, describing the major events that occurred during this period. Focuses on the debate and events that caused many of the tensions before the Civil War and discusses how they contributed to this conflict.

From democracy's roots to a country divided

From Columbus to colonial America, 1492 to 1763

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Traces the history of America from Columbus' discovery in 1492 to the Colonial Period and discusses the leading citizens of the time periods, the Puritans, the Quakers, and the Frontier. Provides information about the political and economic growth, increased population, cultural and religious development, and the impending war with the British Empire. Describes the alliances between the Native Americans and the European governments and the increasing encroachment that led to Indian resistance. Includes an index, a glossary, illustrations, and maps.

From Columbus to colonial America, 1492 to 1763

The American Revolution and the young Republic, 1763 to 1816

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Charts the history of the United States between 1763 and 1816, detailing the major events that guided the nation's development during this time. Spotlights primary source documents from the period and the purpose for which they were written. Includes a glossary and bibliography.

The American Revolution and the young Republic, 1763 to 1816

The American Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850 to 1890

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Draws from primary source documents to examine events leading up to the Civil War, the secession and the war itself, and the Reconstruction period. Includes a glossary, illustrations, and an appendix of primary source documents.

The American Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850 to 1890

Watch the Stars Come Out

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In this warm, poignant story, a little girl hears how, long ago, another little red-haired girl--her grandmother--sailed across the sea with her older brother to join their immigrant parents in a strange new land called America.

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Watch the Stars Come Out

The Civil War: Episodes 6-9 (1990)

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This is the second half of a 6 disc set.

Disc 4
Episode Six: Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864)

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Middle
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05:00
The Civil War: Episodes 6-9

The Civil War: Episodes 1-5 (1990)

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This is the first half of a 6 disc set.

Disc 1
Episode One: The Cause (1861)

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Middle
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06:40
The Civil War: Episodes 1-5

American Archaeology Uncovers the Underground Railroad

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American archaeologists uncover information about an "early underground railroad" which brought African-American slaves from the South to the North for safety and new freedom. Also includes persons who were part of this movement like Harriet Tubman, and Henry Ward Beecher, and members of churches.

American Archaeology Uncovers the Underground Railroad

American Archaeology Uncovers the Earliest English Colonies

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Uses a student-friendly tone and format to introduce readers to the science of historical archaeology, focusing on the earliest English settlements. Explores key concepts of historical archaeology and discusses the tools for understanding how archaeologists uncover clues to America's past. Features maps, sidebars, a glossary, and a list of resources for further study.

American Archaeology Uncovers the Earliest English Colonies

American Archaeology Uncovers the Dutch Colonies

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American archaeologists uncover important information about English immigrants who settled on the eastern coastline of North American during the colonial period. Among these colonies was the well-known settlement of Jamestown which grew in "fits and starts," and produced evidence of Native American trading. Archaeologists also learned about the kind of shelters which were built, the food which was eaten, and the goods which were purchased.

American Archaeology Uncovers the Dutch Colonies

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