The 1800s brought much change to the United States: new territory, new minerals, and new opportunity. This was a time when men, women, and children journeyed across the country for a life unknown. The new area they headed for was called the West. There, settlers had to rebuild their lives. From learning how to farm the land and building homes to encountering Native Americans, the pioneers experienced life like no one had before. This book describes the history of life on the frontier, its ups and downs, and how it transformed the history of the United States.
Throughout history, many people have served key roles that have helped shape America into the country it is todayexplorers, cowboys, soldiers in wartime, spies in the days of the American Revolution, and engineers on the first railroads. This series explores the exciting world and times of men and women engaged in some of the most memorable roles in history. EACH BOOK CONTAINS Each book contains detailed historical information presented in a clear and informative way, vivid color illustrations and photographs depicting the specific roles unique to the book, and multiple sidebars, including a sidebar outlining the persons daily schedule. CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS -Provides firsthand perspectives on historical eras and people involved in them -Enables students to make connections between text and photographs/illustrations -Introduces readers to new vocabulary through clearly identified glossary terms
Addressing everything from the details of everyday life to recreation and warfare, this two-volume work examines the social, political, intellectual, and material culture of the American "Old West," from the California Gold Rush of 1849 to the end of the 19th century. • Offers insights based on social history and the daily experience of the average person to engage students' interest and curiosity rather than focusing on the events, dates, and names of "traditional history" • Presents information within a thematic organization that encourages a more in-depth study of specific aspects of daily life in the Old West • Includes related primary documents that enable students to view history more directly and reach their own conclusions about past events • Examines a wide range of topics such as work, family life, clothing and fashion, food and drink, housing and community, politics, social customs, spirituality, and technology • Provides a general introduction per volume, individual topic introductions, numerous images and illustrations, a timeline of events, and a bibliography identifying print and nonprint resources
LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.
This work examines the experiences of African Americans under the law and how African American culture has fostered a rich tradition of legal criticism. Moving between novels, music, and visual culture, the essays present race as a significant factor within legal discourse. Essays examine rights and sovereignty, violence and the law, and cultural ownership through the lens of African American culture. The volume argues that law must understand the effects of particular decisions and doctrines on African American life and culture and explores the ways in which African American cultural production has been largely centered on a critique of law.
In this totally unforgettable sixth book in the Savage Destiny series, a relentless wave of frontier progress forces itself into the lives of Zeke and Abbie Monroe, threatening their many years of abiding love and forcing a separation unlike any other they have experienced. Zeke joins the Cheyenne in their last effort to hold on to the freedom they knew until the white man invaded their pristine domain and destroyed their game, their hunting grounds, their beautiful innocence. Meet the New Dawn is a keenly powerful and poignant story about the last years of Zeke and Abbie Monroe’s life together, and how their love and their passion for each other lingers on into their twilight years as proof that age and the challenges of life cannot dim the love these two share, a love that causes a man and woman to see each other only as the fifteen-year-old girl who once touched a savage older man’s hand over a campfire, a touch that changed both their lives forever. Get out the Kleenex for this powerful read you will never, ever forget! PRAISE: “Power, passion, tragedy, and triumph are Rosanne Bittner’s hallmarks. Again and again, she brings readers to tears.” —Romantic Times “Extraordinary…Bittner’s characters spring to life.” —Publishers Weekly