Cover image for American Revolution, 1700-1800 / Joy Masoff.
American Revolution, 1700-1800 / Joy Masoff.
Masoff, Joy, 1951-
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Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Reference, [2000]

Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm.
Re-creates the American colonies before, during, and after the American Revolution by describing in words and pictures various aspects of the colonists' lives, including work, food, clothing, shelter, religion, the events leading to the war, and life as a soldier.
General Note:
"Illustrated with photographs from America's living history museums"--Cover.
Reading Level:
IG 910 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 3-5 6.3 6 Quiz: 21579 Guided reading level: NR.
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E208 .M357 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The second volume of the Chronicle of America series examines the American Revolution, describing life in the colonies during the years between 1700 and 1800, when the colonists were struggling to establish their independence from Great Britain. Index.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-In a conversational style, Masoff hits the highlights of the period, focusing on life in the Colonies, the factors that led up to the American Revolution, and the war itself. Much effort is made to include the points of view of African slaves, free blacks, and Native Americans, both men and women. Throughout the text, tidbits that young people will find interesting appear in boxes titled "Surprising History." A recipe for Apple Tansey and instructions for a game called Nine Man Morris are also included. Abundant color photographs and a lively format give the book an inviting look. However, the Marquis de Lafayette is not mentioned, and other European generals such as Rochambeau and von Steuben appear without explanation. As an introduction to the topic, this book is successful. Its kid-friendly approach makes it appropriate for casual readers or young report writers. However, older students working on homework assignments will need more in-depth resources such as Joy Hakim's A History of Us, Book 3: From Colonies to Country 1710-1791 (Oxford, 1999) or Russell Adams's The Revolutionaries (Time-Life, 1996).-Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst, St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.