Get the background on the Battle of Yorktown and discover what started the American Revolution. Learn the legends of the Wild West. Relive the atmosphere of the “Roaring Twenties.” Covering everything from the cultures of the first Native Americans right up to the events of the present day, American History: A Visual Encyclopedia is the ultimate reference tool for exploring the history of one of the most remarkable nations in the world.
Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, American History: A Visual Encyclopedia gives detailed historical information and brings it to life with more than 750 photographs and paintings, plus extensive maps, charts, and state-specific information. Each double-page spread focuses on one aspect of the nation’s history, be it the Civil War or civil rights, the Great Depression or the Moon landing. Complete texts of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution are included in the book for easy reference for classroom work or reports.
Perfect as both an irreplaceable homework help and a fascinating read, American History: A Visual Encyclopedia showcases the incredible journey the United States of America has made to become a major 21st century power.
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What’s it about?
Uncover the remarkable story of the American Revolution. Written in association with the esteemed Smithsonian Institution, this beautiful visual reference book will transport you back in time and onto the front lines of the American Revolution.
Help your kids understand the history of America, from the cultures of the first Native Americans right up to the events of the present day, this visual encyclopedia is the ultimate reference tool for kids learning about the history of America.
The history of the war, written in chronological chapters, introduced by an overview of the military and political issues. Includes the major engagements and discusses the war’s complicated far-flung theaters and the strategies of the two sides.
The remarkable story of the American Revolution, the key events and battles that lead to America’s independence.
The background of key events that shaped American history, like the Battle of Yorktown and what started the American Revolution.
First-hand experiences of ordinary civilians to the momentous events they witnessed,and the effects of the Northern blockade and the fate of prisoners.
Publisher:DK Children; Illustrated edition (June 25, 2019)
Reading age:8 – 12 years
Grade level:3 – 7
Item Weight:2.8 pounds
Dimensions:8.63 x 0.94 x 10.88 inches