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A History of Us: An Age of Extremes: 1880-1917 a History of Us Book Eight Revised Edition
Contributor(s): Hakim, Joy (Author)

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ISBN: 0195327225     ISBN-13: 9780195327229
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: February 2007
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Annotation: Hakim's ten-volume history of the United States makes American history as exciting as an adventure story and as stimulating as a suspense yarn. She tells stories with all the fascinating sides of factual history. The dates and events, characters and complexities, heroes, heroines and villains are woven into the great American history. B&W illustrations throughout, index and timelines.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History - United States - 19th Century
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History - United States - 20th Century
Dewey: 973
Age Level: 11-14
Grade Level: 6-9
Lexile Measure: 880(Not Available)
Series: History of US (Paperback)
Physical Information: 0.45" H x 7.46" W x 9.1" (1.08 lbs) 224 pages
Themes:
- Chronological Period - 1851-1899
- Topical - Home Schooling
- Chronological Period - 20th Century
- Ethnic Orientation - Native American
Features: Bibliography, Ikids, Illustrated, Index, Maps, Price on Product, Table of Contents
 
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Publisher Description:
Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text.

For the captains of industry men like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, and Henry Ford the Gilded Age is a time of big money. Technology boomed with the invention of trains, telephones, electric lights, harvesters, vacuum cleaners, and more. But for millions of immigrant workers,
it is a time of big struggles, with adults and children alike working 12 to 14 hours a day under extreme, dangerous conditions. The disparity between the rich and the poor was dismaying, which prompted some people to action. In An Age of Extremes, you'll meet Mother Jones, Ida Tarbell, Big Bill
Haywood, Sam Gompers, and other movers and shakers, and get swept up in the enthusiasm of Teddy Roosevelt. You'll also watch the United States take its greatest role on the world stage since the Revolution, as it enters the bloody battlefields of Europe in World War I.

About the Series:
Master storyteller Joy Hakim has excited millions of young minds with the great drama of American history in her award-winning series A History of US. Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text, A History of US weaves
together exciting stories that bring American history to life. Hailed by reviewers, historians, educators, and parents for its exciting, thought-provoking narrative, the books have been recognized as a break-through tool in teaching history and critical reading skills to young people. In ten books
that span from Prehistory to the 21st century, young people will never think of American history as boring again.

 
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