The American Revolutionaries: A History in Their Own Words 1750-1800

Learn about the american revolutionary war directly from those who lived through it in this young adult nonfiction book from Milton Meltzer, Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Honoree and winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal. Most of us know about the american Revolution from only secondhand accounts of the fighting or from documents such as the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.

But listen closely and you can hear the voices—those that tell the truest stories—of those who experienced this devastating war firsthand. From a humble shoemaker who hears the bells ringing at lexington and responds to a call to battle to George Washington’s aide who recounts his feelings as he crosses the Delaware to a surgeon who writes about the horrors of smallpox, frostbite, and starvation that plague soldiers at an army camp—these are the voices of the American Revolutionaries.

The dozens of people, of all races, featured in this book are the ones that planted the seeds of liberty and passionately struggled to give birth to the United States of America that we know today.

Liberty!: How the Revolutionary War Began Landmark Books

That group wrote the Declaration of Independence, the document that summed up a revolution. They refused to buy English goods. Most importantly, they joined together. How the revolutionary War BeganThe American colonists were fed up with British law. They formed a militia of tradesmen and farmers ready to fight at a moment’s notice.

. All 13 colonies sent representatives to decide whether they should form a new country.

King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American Revolution

The author expertly combines individual stories with sweeping looks at the larger picture―tucking in extracts from letters, memorable anecdotes, pithy characterizations and famous lines with a liberal hand. Kirkus reviews a bank street best children’s book of the yeara new york public library 100 titles for reading and sharingby steve sheinkin:bomb: the race to build―and steal―the world's most dangerous weaponthe notorious benedict arnold: a true story of Adventure, Mutiny, Heroism & TreacheryThe Port Chicago 50: Disaster, and the Fight for Civil Rights:Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football TeamMost Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam WarWhich Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward ExpansionKing George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American RevolutionTwo Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War Square Fish.

. This isn't one of them. What it is, salmon sandwiches, is utterly interesting, complete with soldiers, from the inside out at the battle of eutaw springs, lots of quotes that capture the spirit and voices of the principals "If need be, hundreds of soldiers plunged into battle "naked as they were born" close-up narrative filled with little-known details, and march myself at their head for the relief of Boston" -- George Washington, subsist them at my own expense, and action, spies, It's the story of the birth of our nation, instead, antedotes John Hancock fixates on salmon, I will raise one thousand men, and real facts you can't help but want to tell to everyone you know.

King george: what was his problem?: everything your schoolbooks didn't tell You About the American Revolution by Steve Sheinkin is a fun, funny way for young readers to learn about a chapter of American history, which has been popularized by Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway show Hamilton. Steve sheinkin is the acclaimed author of many nonfiction works, heroism & treachery, including the notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Newbery Honor Book and National Book Award Finalist Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon, and National Book Award finalist Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War.

The Revolutionary War Cornerstones of Freedom: Third Series

The cornerstones of freedom series explores what inspires people from all over the world to start life anew here, endure the economic and social upheavals, and defend the land and rights that are unique to the United States of America. Learn about the events which lead up to the Revolutionary War, the decisive battles, and the personalities involved on both sides.

Even before the first glorious ring of the Liberty Bell, America was a land of freedom and promise. Square Fish.

The Split History of the American Revolution: A Perspectives Flip Book Perspectives Flip Books

The british government felt as if the colonists were being ungrateful. Square Fish. By 1775 war between the two sides was inevitable. But by the mid-1700s, things were changing. People from great britain came to North America to start new lives in the 13 American colonies. Many colonists wanted the right to govern themselves.

Used book in Good Condition. In the beginning colonists accepted British rule without question.

Federalists and Antifederalists: The Debate Over the Ratification of the Constitution Constitutional Heritage Series

Square Fish. This updated edition contains an entirely new section on the debate over class structure, property rights, and the economy under the proposed Constitution? an ideal introduction to a debate meaningful today. The debate climaxed in the arguments over the ratification of the Constitution. Through a selection of essential documents from 1787 and 1788, brilliance, this new edition gives readers the flavor and immediacy of the great debate in all its fire, and political intensity.

For a quarter of a century between 1763 and 1788, Americans intensely debated the nature of government and the need to protect individual liberties. Organized by topic, this is a convenient reference and teaching tool. Used book in Good Condition.

September 1787 - Miracle At Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention May

In all, the slave states against the anti-slave states--in tension and anxiety that mounted week after week, in spite of clashing interests--the big states against the little, fifty-five men attended; and in spite of the heat, they wrote out a working plan of government and put their signatures to it.

A classic history of the federal convention at Philadelphia in 1787, the stormy, dramatic session that produced the most enduring of political documents: the Constitution of the United States. From catherine drinker bowen, noted american biographer and National Book Award winner, comes the canonical account of the Constitutional Convention recommended as "required reading for every American.

Looked at straight from the records, the Federal Convention is startlingly fresh and new, and Mrs. Here is the country as it was then, by Berkshire farmers in Massachusetts, described by contemporaries, by Patrick Henry's Kentucky allies, by French and English travelers. Square Fish. Back Bay Books. Here, too, are the offstage voices--Thomas Jefferson and Tom Paine and John Adams from Europe.

Used book in Good Condition. Bowen evokes it as if the reader were actually there, mingling with the delegates, hearing their arguments, witnessing a dramatic moment in history. Here is the fascinating record of the hot, sultry summer months of debate and decision when ideas clashed and tempers flared.

Atlas of American History

Maps - Globes. Back Bay Books. Used book in Good Condition. Our colorful, engaging maps illustrate key events in U. S. Atlas features: organized by important periods of american history more than 80 colorful maps illustrating key events and eras, graphs, and photos for each of eight historical periods Tables of facts about states Geared for students in 5th-12th grades 80 pages including detailed index, paperback, charts, from routes of the first Americans through life in the United States today Chronologies, 8" x 10" Square Fish.

Rand mcnally's atlas of american History is a great intermediate history atlas geared for 5th-12th grade students and beyond. History such as westward Expansion in the early 1800s and much more.

Bold Journey: West with Lewis and Clark

Back Bay Books. Drawing on journal entries and grounded in fact, Charles Bohner’s story re-creates the Lewis and Clark expedition from the experience of Hugh McNeal, one of the youngest members on the journey. Square Fish. Used book in Good Condition. Maps - Globes.

Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics

Concise and instructive, it is also deceptively prescient and far-reaching in its efforts to dissemble economic fallacies that are so prevalent they have almost become a new orthodoxy. Back Bay Books. Hazlitt’s focus on non-governmental solutions, strong — and strongly reasoned — anti-deficit position, and general emphasis on free markets, economic liberty of individuals, and the dangers of government intervention make Economics in One Lesson every bit as relevant and valuable today as it has been since publication.

With over a million copies sold, Economics in One Lesson is an essential guide to the basics of economic theory. He was the founding vice-president of the Foundation for Economic Education and an early editor of The Freeman magazine, an influential libertarian publication. Hazlitt wrote economics in One Lesson, his seminal work, in 1946.

A fundamental influence on modern libertarianism, Hazlitt defends capitalism and the free market from economic myths that persist to this day. Economic commentators across the political spectrum have credited Hazlitt with foreseeing the collapse of the global economy which occurred more than 50 years after the initial publication of Economics in One Lesson.

Maps - Globes. Square Fish. Great product! Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the “Austrian School, ” which includes Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich F.

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Maps - Globes. During world war ii, a young german girl's curiosity leads her to discover something far more terrible than the day-to-day hardships and privations that she and her neighbors have experienced. Back Bay Books. Square Fish. Great product! Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.