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Title:
The Louisiana Purchase
Author:
Burgan, Michael.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Compass Point Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Looks at the political and economic history of the region between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains which, when purchased by Jefferson in 1803, doubled the size of the United States and led the way to further expansion.
Language:
English
Contents:
A vast frontier -- Spainish Louisiana -- Fighting for the river -- Two treaties -- Napoléon's dream -- Jefferson's dream -- Warning of war -- A great bargain -- A great nation.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.0 1.0 56854.
ISBN:
9780756502102
Format :
Book

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Looks at the political and economic history of the region between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains which, when purchased in 1803, doubled the size of the United States and led the way to further expansion.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8 Accessible texts, each with 9 or 10 short chapters, are packed with information, and include some details that will be new to students. For example, in Emancipation, mention of Lincoln's meticulous attention to detail and his insistence on a minor change in the document hours before its delivery provide fascinating insight into the significance of the Proclamation and the nature of the president. In addition, photographs of several former slaves along with a discussion of their lives after emancipation are provided. The information and inviting layouts will capture the interest of report writers and may even draw in reluctant researchers. Each volume is primarily illustrated with captioned color reproductions, but there are also black-and-white and color photographs and archival maps. These titles are more visually appealing and contain more facts than Brendan January's The Emancipation Proclamation (1997) and Gail Sakurai's The Louisiana Purchase (1998, both Children's). However, for depth of material and illustrations, Rhoda Blumberg's What's the Deal? Jefferson, Napoleon and the Louisiana Purchase (National Geographic, 1998) would be the preferred choice on that topic. -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.


Table of Contents

A Vast Frontierp. 4
Spanish Louisianap. 8
Fighting for the Riverp. 12
Two Treatiesp. 20
Napoleon's Dreamp. 26
Jefferson's Dreamp. 30
Warning of Warp. 32
A Great Bargainp. 34
A Great Nationp. 37
Glossaryp. 42
Did You Know?p. 43
Important Datesp. 44
Important Peoplep. 45
Want to Know More?p. 46
Indexp. 48

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