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Apollo 13
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|April 11, 2000

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In April 1970, during the glory days of the Apollo space program, NASA sent Navy Captain Jim Lovell and two other astronauts on America's fifth mission to the moon. Only fifty-five hours into the flight of Apollo 13, disaster struck: a mysterious explosion…
The Young Oxford History of African Americans: 11-Volume Set

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To fully appreciate our country's history and the problems and possibilities we face as a nation on the eve of a new century, Americans--young and old--need to know that the fascinating heritage of African Americans begins not with the slave ships of Portugal…
Side Lights on American History Volume I
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|December 1, 2000

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Side Lights on American History , originally published in 1900, seeks to give the reader a broader conception of, and a deeper love for, our great country and its institutions. These are the stories that American history textbooks forgot. Volume I covers the…
Colonial Children
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|December 1, 2000

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Jam-packed with firsthand narratives, diary entries, personal letters, and patriotic songs and poems, this book tells the story of the American founding through the eyes of children.
Is It Night or Day?: A Novel Of Immigration And Survival, 1938-1942

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It's 1938, and twelve-year-old Edith is about to move from the tiny German village she's lived in all her life to a place that seems as foreign as the moon: Chicago, Illinois. And she will be doing it alone. This dramatic and chilling novel about one girl's…
Camps And Firesides Of The Revolution

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This volume provides young adults with a true picture of the patriotism and spirit of the American revolutionary soldier.
We Changed the World: African Americans 1945-1970

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For all of the continuity of African-American history, including the long history of struggle, the years between 1945 and 1970 represented a new moment. It was a time of new possibilities and new vision, a time when black Americans were determined to be the…
Into the Fire: African Americans Since 1970
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|November 1, 1995

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When something goes from bad to worse, we say it "fell out of the frying pan and into the fire." This timeless phrases succinctly captures what has happened to the majority of African Americans since the 1970s. The civil rights movement of the 1960s brought about…
Revolutionary Citizens: African Americans 1776-1804

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It is not entirely clear who provoked the British musket fire at the Custom House in Boston on March 5, 1770, but the volley wounded eight men and killed five. Crispus Attucks, a tall, young mulatto, was one of the men who died in the confrontation. He would…
The First Passage: Blacks in the Americas 1502-1617

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The history of African Americans begins in Africa, a continent that was home to people with different languages, traditions, histories, and religions. They called themselves Twi, Yoruba, Zulu, Ashanti, and Kumba, among other names. In the early sixteenth century…
Though Justice Sleeps: African Americans 1880-1900

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The period of Reconstruction that followed the end of the Civil War was a time of both tremendous promise and the deep conflict of ideas. At stake was the question of what the racial future of America would be. In the years between 1880 and 1900, the wonderful…
A Chance to Make Good: African Americans 1900-1929

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Many people think of the first three decades of the 20th century as the formative years of Jim Crow, or legal segregation, a time when African Americans shared in the aspirations and expectations of their fellow citizens, but who did so as a people with a unique…