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The Star-spangled Banner

by Welch, Catherine A.

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Non Fiction J 929.9 Wel
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 929.9 Wel
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Reader j READER 929.9 W
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Reader
Call Number  j READER 929.9 W
It was September 14, 1814, and America and Great Britain were at war. Francis Scott Key watched from the deck of a British ship, where he was being held captive, as cannons exploded around them. After 25 hours, the fighting ceased and Key peered through the clearing smoke, looking for some sign as to the outcome of the battle. Was the American flag still flying? His wartime experience inspired Key to write a poem, which was later set to music and became America's national anthem. This book tells the story of the inspiration behind our national anthem, which helped transform the flag into a major symbol of patriotism and identity.
Additional Information
Series On my own history.
Subjects Key, Francis Scott, -- 1779-1843 -- Juvenile literature.
Star-spangled banner (Song) -- Juvenile literature.
Baltimore, Battle of, Baltimore, Md., 1814 -- Juvenile literature.
Flags -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Flags -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Minneapolis :Carolrhoda Books,2005
Contributors Warwick, Carrie H.
Language English
Description 48 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
ISBN 1575055902 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
1575056976 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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