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Title:
Westward expansion
Author:
Uschan, Michael V., 1948-
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Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Lucent Books, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Describes the history of American westward expansion, including the exploration of the frontier to the Pacific Ocean, the establishment of the Lone Star State and the Mormon kingdom of Deseret, Manifest Destiny, the California gold rush, the population of the plains, and the legacy of the American frontier.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.6 6.0 51651.
ISBN:
9781560066903
Format :
Book

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Describes the history of American westward expansion, including the exploration of the frontier to the Pacific Ocean, the establishment of the Lone Star State and the Mormon kingdom of Deseret, Manifest Destiny, the California gold rush, the population of the plains, and the legacy of the American frontier.


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Gr 6-10-Well-written historical overviews. Louisiana Purchase begins with a helpful time line followed by an introduction that discusses the impact of this land deal. The rest of the book provides background information on how the purchase came to be and important events and people surrounding it. Uschan's clear introduction in Westward Expansion explains how the increase in population and immigration in the U.S. created a need for more land. The book also discusses Manifest Destiny, the Mormon expansion, Custer's Last Stand, the Republic of Texas, women on the trail, railroads, cattle, the Oklahoma land rush, and the discovery of gold in California. Each book ends with an analysis of the era and its legacy. The use of primary sources in both books will help students understand how the authors gathered information and used it to construct the texts. Black-and-white photographs, maps, and period reproductions illustrate the volumes. Thought-provoking books that will introduce readers to American history and historical research.-Dona J. Helmer, College Gate School Library, Anchorage, AK (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.