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Liberty for All? (History of Us #5)

 

Category: History: U.S.

 

Grade Level: Jr. High and Above


Author:
Joy Hakim

 

Copyright/published Year: 2002 by Oxford Univ Press

 

ISBN: 9780195153286

 

Binding: Paper


Description:
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 and railroad 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, Texas and 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?


Other books in the History of US series include:
The First Americans (Volume 1)
Making Thirteen Colonies (Volume 2)
From Colonies to Country (Volume 3)
he New Nation (Volume 4)
Liberty For All? (Volume 5)
War, Terrible War (Volume 6)
Reconstructing America (Volume 7)
An Age of Extremes (Volume 8)
War, Peace, and all That Jazz (Volume 9)
All the People (Volume 10)

 


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