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Title:
The Liberty Bell
Author:
Marcovitz, Hal.
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Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Mason Crest Publishers, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Traces the history of the Liberty Bell, including information about the use of bells in colonial America, statistics about this particular bell, legends surrounding it, and its importance as an American symbol.
Language:
English
Contents:
A narrow escape -- To proclaim liberty -- The crack in the Liberty Bell -- Facts about the Liberty Bell -- A symbol of freedom.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.5 1.0 59696.
ISBN:
9781590840252
Format :
Book

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On July 8, 1776, the bell in the Philadelphia State House began to ring, calling the citizens of the city to hear an important announcement. From Independence Hall, a statement was read. The statement, the Declaration of Independence, would lead to the creation of the United States of America.


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Gr 4-8-These concise and accessible titles explore the creation and importance of two U.S. symbols. Hahn tells the story of Mount Rushmore by focusing on the artist, Gutzon Borglum, and his 14-year struggle to create the monument with on-again, off-again funding. Marcovitz traces the history of the Liberty Bell, noting the supposition, rumors, and scientific study used to identify the cause of the large crack. Both books have thorough chronologies; they are especially important since the texts are not strictly linear. Captioned, full-color photographs and paintings give students a visual history of each symbol. Well suited for schools, these volumes offer fodder for reports.-Suzanne Crowder, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, KY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

A narrow escape
To proclaim liberty
The crack in the Liberty Bell
Facts about the Liberty Bell
A symbol of freedom
Chronology
Glossary