Words that built a nation : voices of democracy that have shaped America's history

by Miller, Marilyn, 1946-

Format: Print Book 2018
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When originally published in 1999, Words That Built a Nation was hailed for bringing together the United States' most important historical essays, speeches, and documents into one accessible collection for kids. Now, this history lovers' must-have is back, and it's been revised, revamped, and expanded for the 21st century. From the Constitution and the Gettysburg Address to the 2015 Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, the updated collection preserves the documents of the first edition and introduces the landmark statements that are impacting our nation today. With all new illustrations, a refreshed design, and complementary background information behind each of the documents, Words That Built a Nation is the ultimate tour of United States history, created to engage, inspire, and equip kids with the knowledge they need to change and shape their world. "This book is attractive and the presentation engaging."-School Library Journal
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Words can be powerful and, as this collection of 41 documents and speeches shows, they can even influence history. Beginning with the Mayflower Compact, the first document of self-government in North America, and concluding with Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court decision on gay marriage, the cornerstone documents of the U.S. are presented chronologically. Accompanying each work is an overview and historical perspective, pertinent facts, information about the author(s), and the response to the document or speech at the time. Reproductions, period photographs, maps, and other visuals draw readers' attention. The collection is well-rounded with expected works like the Declaration of Independence, the Gettysburg Address, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington address, as well as such diverse voices as Chief Red Cloud's statement on the causes of Wounded Knee, César Chávez's speech to striking grape workers, and Shirley Chisholm's I'd Rather Be Black than Female declaration. The overall effect is not simply how these documents shaped American history but also how they continue to be relevant today. A terrific tool for understanding American history and government.--Leeper, Angela Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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 :Rodale Kids,2018
Edition Revised edition.
Contributors Scordato, Ellen, author.
Tucker, Dan (Book producer), author.
McDevitt, Mary Kate, illustrator.
Language English
Notes "Portions of this book were previously published as Words that built a nation: a young person's collection of historic American documents by Stonesong Press, LLC, in September 1999"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
ISBN 1635651883
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