A History of US: Vol 5, Liberty for All?

Paperback | February 26, 2007

byJoy Hakim

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Early nineteenth-century America could just about be summed up by Henry David Thoreau's words when he said, "Eastward I go only by force, but westward I go free." It was an exuberant time for the diverse citizens of the United States, who included a range of folk, from mountain men andrailroad builders to whalers and farmers, as they pushed forward into the open frontier and all their hopes and fears are captured in Liberty for All? In addition to colorful accounts of the massive westward migration, the California Gold Rush, a war with Mexico, the Oregon boundary conflict, Texasand the Alamo, Liberty for All? takes a deep look at the issue that began to gnaw at the country's core: How, in the land where "all men are created equal," could there be slaves?

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Early nineteenth-century America could just about be summed up by Henry David Thoreau's words when he said, "Eastward I go only by force, but westward I go free." It was an exuberant time for the diverse citizens of the United States, who included a range of folk, from mountain men andrailroad builders to whalers and farmers, as they p...

Joy Hakim is a former newspaper writer and editor and elementary school teacher who holds a bachelor's degree in government from Smith College and a master's degree in education from Goucher College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.28 × 9.02 × 0.59 inPublished:February 26, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195327195

ISBN - 13:9780195327199

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"[An] exciting series... Ms. Hakim braids multiple narratives together to bring alive material long dead to children's imaginations."--The New York Times Book Review "Joy Hakim didn't rewrite history. But she did make it a whole lot more fun to read."--Education Week "Readers young and old will find themselves amused, amazed, and engrossed by this searching, opinionated survey. In every sense a fresh look at our history." --Kirkus Reviews "Merits every accolade, starting with the most personal: I couldn't put it down."--Washington Post Book World "The liveliest, most realistic, most well-received American history series ever written for children."--Los Angeles Times "A thorough and accurate narrative of our nation's history."--The Philadelphia Inquirer "I think this is the best American history written for young people that I have ever seen."--David Herbert Donald, Harvard University; Pulitzer prize-winning author of Lincoln "When master storyteller Joy Hakim wields her pen, you're in for a breathtaking adventure."--Teaching K-8 "An attention to detail and drama alike make these recommended choices for not only readers ages 8-13 but for entire families."--Children's Bookwatch "Absorbing, real and even fun to read."--Voice of Youth Advocates "Books of real substance that speak directly to kids."--Jean Fritz, author of Shhh, We're Writing the Constitution "One of the best nonfiction series of the decade. Impossible to put down."--School Library Journal