American History

A Primary Source History of the Colony of New Jersey (Unabridged)

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New Jersey has a fascinating history. The story of New Jersey spans its time as home to a variety of Native American tribes to an area coveted by the Dutch, Swedes, and English, and finally to its modern-day status as the Garden State.

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A Primary Source History of the Colony of New Jersey (Unabridged)

A Primary Source History of the Colony of Connecticut (Unabridged)

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Using primary source materials to enhance the text, this audiobook tells the provocative story of the Connecticut colony and its first inhabitants. Included are the first constitution and the Fundamental Orders of 1639, which helped to create a representative self-government.

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A Primary Source History of the Colony of Connecticut (Unabridged)

Fair Weather (Unabridged)

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In his celebrated novels A Year Down Yonder and A Long Way from Chicago, Richard Peck carried us happily back to the Midwest of the 1930's. Now he's ready to transport us all the way back to 1893, to the Chicago World's Fair and its breathtaking mix of personalities and glimpses of the future.

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Fair Weather (Unabridged)

Magic Tree House #24: Earthquake In the Early Morning (Unabridged)

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In the latest book from this popular time-travel series, Jack and Annie find themselves in San Francisco on the morning of the great earthquake, helping get some kids to safety. The many factual details about 1906 disasters make this a great addition to your social studies curriculum.

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Magic Tree House #24: Earthquake In the Early Morning (Unabridged)

Magic Tree House #27: Thanksgiving On Thursday (Unabridged)

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The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to the eve of the first Thanksgiving. There they meet the Pilgrims as well as Squanto, a Native American who helped them. The story offers an age-appropriate, in-depth picture of what life was really like for early settlers, as well as the usual Magic Tree House adventure and excitement.

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Magic Tree House #27: Thanksgiving On Thursday (Unabridged)

An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 (Unabridged)

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Newbery Honor and Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor-recipient Jim Murphy has written numerous stories based on historical events, such as The Boys' War and The Great Fire. In An American Plague, he tells the story of the 1793 yellow fever epidemic.

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An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 (Unabridged)

Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin

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Now and then, we think about Ben. Dr. Benjamin Franklin, to be precise. We think about his many inventions and the impact they continue to have on our lives.

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The Police Wars (2004)

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The Cold War

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The Police Wars

John, Paul, George and Ben

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According to the author, John (Hancock), Paul (Revere), George (Washington), Ben (Franklin), and Independent Tom (Jefferson) were always getting into trouble together as boys before getting into bi

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John, Paul, George and Ben

I Could Do That!

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At a young age, Esther Morris began to do things that her parents and others doubted that she could do.

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I Could Do That!

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