Originally published as The Landmark History of the American People from Plymouth to Appomattox, which came out in 22 chapters from 1968-1987, this edition features new text alongside updated and revised text and new, colorful illustrations, timelines, and maps.
The second in a 2-volume series, this book covers the Civil War, industry during the 1800s, reconstruction, the growth of cities, new inventions, immigration, the roaring '20s, oil barons, World War I & World War II, Civil Rights, and the moon landing. Engaging, lively chapters are filled with the dramatic true stories of history, giving students a unique perspective into the lives of people whose actions continue to impact the character of our nation. Image-rich chapters feature numerous archival photographs, annotated maps, and helpful graphics. Readers will gain an understanding of the trajectories of historical events and the people who influenced the course of history through this unique history text. 254 pages, indexed, softcover. Grades 6 & up.