Words that built a nation : a young person's collection of historic American documents

by Miller, Marilyn, 1946-

Format: Print Book 1999
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 973.08 Mil
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Presenting documents from the Mayflower Compact to Hillary Rodham Clinton's speech at the UN Conference on Women, this is an elegant addition to more traditional histories for children. The words of politicians, activists, dreamers, and writers are accompanied by an introductory text, biographies, and an overview of the documents' impact on the nation.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4^-8. From the Mayflower Compact to Hillary Rodham Clinton's "Speech at the United Nations Conference on Women," these 37 selections of historical documents are arranged in chronological order. Each handsomely designed entry includes an introduction, author information, public response, and black-and-white reproductions of photographs, portraits, and engravings. As expected, "cornerstone" documents such as the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Gettysburg Address are here. Unfortunately, the signers of the Declaration are not listed, and the Constitution only goes through the Bill of Rights, a serious flaw for a "reference" tool. Some selections have been included because they "represent turning points in American history," for example, FDR's "War Message to Congress, the Immigration Act of 1924," and Malcolm X's "The Ballot or the Bullet." Other entries include "The Star Spangled Banner" and excerpts from pamphlets, letters, and books, such as a short passage from Jane Addams' Twenty Years at Hull-House. The collection reflects the country's diversity but mostly focuses on positive aspects of U.S. history. Suggested Web sites are appended. A hodgepodge of American history, this may be a good teaching tool but won't have much reference value. --Linda Perkins"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects United States -- History -- Sources -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- History -- Sources.
Publisher New York :Scholastic Reference,1999
Language English
Notes "A Stonesong Press book."
Includes index.
Description 172 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 059029881X
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