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American History

Expanding Nation (1800-1860)

Explore important historical events and eras with nonfiction and fiction titles covering the Civil War, World War II, and more


 

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  1. Amos Fortune, Free Man

    Amos Fortune, Free Man

    Elizabeth Yates

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    8979601
    The true and inspirational story of one man committed above all to serving his countrymen--both African and American. Learn More

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  2. Anthony Burns-The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave

    Anthony Burns-The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave

    Virginia Hamilton

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    4487701
    A biography of the slave who escaped to Boston in 1854, was arrested at the instigation of his owner, and whose trial caused a furor between abolitionists and those determined to enforce the Fugitive Slave Acts. Learn More

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  3. Black Frontiers-A History of African American Heroes in the Old West

    Black Frontiers-A History of African American Heroes in the Old West

    Lillian Schlissel

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    3145001
    From an informative text young readers can learn all about the amazing contributions that African Americans made to the settling of the Old West and see vintage photographs of black Americans both at work and at home. Learn More

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  4. Black Storm Comin'

    Black Storm Comin'

    Diane Lee Wilson

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    2782101
    Colton, son of a black mother and white father, takes a job with the Pony Express after his father abandons the family on their way to California. He risks his life to deliver a letter that may affect the growing conflict between North and South. Learn More

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  5. Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American

    Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American

    Hampton Sides

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    1738101
    A stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. Learn More

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  6. By the Great Horn Spoon!

    By the Great Horn Spoon!

    Sid Fleischman

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    4354401
    Young Jack and his butler, Praiseworthy, take the west by storm during the California gold rush. Learn More

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  7. Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue

    Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue

    Julius Lester

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    2730701
    Emma cares for Mr. Butler's daughters and has been promised that she will never be sold as a slave. When he breaks his promise and sells her on auction day, Emma runs away, gets married and eventually gains her freedom in Canada. Learn More

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  8. Dear Levi-Letters from the Overland Trail

    Dear Levi-Letters from the Overland Trail

    Elvira Woodruff

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    4914701
    Twelve-year-old Austin Ives writes letters to his younger brother describing his 3,000-mile journey from their home in Pennsylvania to Oregon in 1851. Learn More

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  9. Growing Up In Slavery: Stories of Young Slaves as Told by Themselves-Stories of Young Slaves as Told by Themselves

    Growing Up In Slavery: Stories of Young Slaves as Told by Themselves-Stories of Young Slaves as Told by Themselves

    Yuval Taylor ed.

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    2785001
    Ten slaves, all under the age of 19, tell stories of enslavement, brutality, and dreams of freedom in this collection culled from full-length autobiographies. Learn More

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  10. Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend

    The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend

    Bob Drury & Tom Clavin

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    1737901
    The astonishing untold story of the life and times of Sioux warrior Red Cloud. Learn More

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